The Technology Behind Avatar02 Jan 2010
I recently saw Avatar and was struck by quality of the visual effects. The technology which produced the movie is equally as impressive.
For the last month or more of production those 40,000 processors were handling 7 or 8 gigabytes of data per second, running 24 hours a day. A final copy of Avatar equated to 17.28 gigabytes per minute of storage. For a 166 minute movie the rendering coordination was intense.