The Technology Behind Avatar

I recently saw Avatar and was struck by quality of the visual effects. The technology which produced the movie is equally as impressive.

The Data-Crunching Powerhouse Behind ‘Avatar’

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.