AMD Technology Used For Production In Star Wars: Episode II Attack Of The Clones
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today announced its collaboration with JAK Films and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a division of Lucas Digital Ltd. LLC, in the production of “Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones”.
JAK Films used AMD Athlon™ MP processor-based workstations in its labs to advance the art of cinema storyboarding through digital pre-visualization. ILM used a high-performance cluster of AMD Athlon MP processor-based servers designed and manufactured by RackSaver.
“Our goal was to paint an accurate picture of what ‘Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones’ would look like long before filming was even started," said Dan Gregoire, director of the pre-visualization lab, JAK Films. "Our
AMD Athlon MP processor-based systems are ideal for running the powerful software we rely upon.”
"Given the challenge of producing top quality visual imagery in a compressed time frame, we really appreciate the performance boost we got with our AMD Athlon MP processor-based systems," said Michael Kiernan,
Manager of Systems R&D at ILM.
“We at RackSaver, with our expertise in design and manufacturing of high-density, high-performance computing clusters, are excited to have met the critical computing demands required in the production of ‘Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,’” said David Driggers, CEO RackSaver.
"George Lucas is admired for the many technical advances he has contributed to the film industry. The innovative AMD technology used by ILM and JAK Films is no exception, " said Ed Ellett, vice-president of product marketing for AMD's Computation Products Group. “JAK Films pre-visualized literally every scene in ‘Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones,’ which helped Lucas translate his vision to the big screen with exceptional accuracy. ILM is widely recognized in the film industry as a standard-bearer in visual effects and digital animation"
Customers using systems based on powerful AMD Athlon MP processors can experience tremendous productivity, and fast turnaround time on a variety of graphically intensive tasks ranging from creating complex special effects sequences to manipulating video, audio content and high resolution still images.
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