One of the things I do in my spare time is develop rendering systems for a client in another country. The cool thing about this is that I’m able to use cutting-edge AMD processors and platforms from Tyan and nVidia in order to accomplish these goals.
I just found out that one of my rendering systems was used to process the following Coca-Cola commercial for the 2008 Summer Olympics!!! There is a little special trick to this system, however, that warrants a closer look.
Here’s a quick run-down on the specs:
Platform: Tyan GT28 dual node 1U server with nVidia MCP55 chipset
Memory: Kingston DDR2-667 2GB dimms
Cooling: Koolance 1U waterblocks
Here’s a gallery of pictures showing the system:
And here’s the youTube video:
Future updates to this system will include:
AMD Opteron Quad core or Six core Opteron processors (Barcelona or Shanghai)
DDR2-800 ECC/Registered memory
Infiniband connectivity for low latency, high bandwidth connectivity to…(hopefully) EMC storage.