Angstrom partners with mental images to produce AMD Opteron™ processor-based high-performance rendering solution
New York, NY --
Angstrom Microsystems™, a leading provider of high-performance servers, has partnered with mental images® to enable the development of an AMD OpteronTM processor-based version of its award winning mental ray® rendering software. Using the Angstrom Titan64 Enterprise™ server, mental images was able to achieve large performance gains with mental ray.
mental ray was used to render complex visual effects in numerous movies, including “Spider Man”, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” and “Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones”.
“The Titan64 Enterprise server was able to deliver impressive performance gains in rendering images from extremely complex scene data , “ said Rolf Herken, President and Director R&D of mental images. “Angstrom understood our needs and provided us with the tools necessary to support our AMD64 software optimization.”
Based on AMD64 architecture, Titan64™ is designed to provide cutting-edge 32- and 64-bit performance while maintaining compatibility and leading-edge performance with existing 32-bit x86 applications.
“Combined with Angstrom’s Titan64 Enterprise Server, AMD64 technology can enable highly sophisticated visual rendering,” said Ben Williams, director, AMD’s Server/Workstation Business Segment. “The AMD Opteron processor offers high-performance 64-bit computing with backward compatibility to can handle the most extreme rendering tasks in a more cost effective way.”
Angstrom provides high-performance solutions to the rendering and content creation community in Hollywood. Movies rendered on Angstrom servers include “X-Men 2,” “Daredevil,” “Scooby Doo” and “Bulletproof Monk.”
“mental ray, a premier rendering software application, takes full advantage of Angstrom's Titan64 64-bit engine,” said Lalit Jain, CEO of Angstrom Microsystems. “mental images’ technology and expertise in the areas of rendering and 3D modeling technologies have lead to a new era in visual effects.”
Angstrom Microsystems (http://www.Angstrom.com
Angstrom Microsystems specializes in AMD processor-based, high-performance computing solutions in markets including rendering, bio-informatics, on-line trading, scientific computing and oil & gas exploration. Angstrom clients include Pixar, Rhythm and Hues, Conoco, Instinet and Northrop Grumman.
Angstrom is announcing the Titan64 SuperBlade: 260 AMD Opteron processors in a rack, providing an extremely dense solution. Designed for large-scale clustering solutions, the Titan64 SuperBlade enables the next generation of supercomputing.
mental images (http://www.mentalimages.com
mental images, founded in 1986, is the recognized international leader in providing rendering software to the entertainment, computer-aided design, scientific visualization, architecture, and other industries that require sophisticated images. The main product of the company is the high performance photo-realistic rendering software, mental ray which is capable of running on a wide variety of platforms ranging from workstations and networks of workstations to parallel supercomputers, producing images of unsurpassed realism. mental images GmbH & Co. KG is a privately held company based in Berlin, Germany, with a subsidiary in San Francisco, California.
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