How Can High Performance Computing Render Art and Imagination?
In the 21st century, various breakthroughs in image creation and animation have been made using powerful computer graphics capabilities. Whether it is a perfect montage of virtual and real images, or exquisitely gorgeous visual effects, High Performance Computing (HPC) empowers artists using technological media to convey a wealth of ideas that will exceed your wildest imagination. Taiwan’s National Center for High-Performance Computing has adopted GIGABTYE’s GPU servers to provide the best computing performance capabilities possible for their Render Farm service.
The short film “A-nger” used a GPU cloud rendering engine to complete high-speed image rendering within 3 days and then synthesize together forest scenes and characters, accelerating the studio’s process efficiency by a factor of ten.
Film provided courtesy of Kent Animation Digital Independent Production, Inc.; others may not arbitrarily reproduce, edit or copy this film without authorization. "A-nger" Creative Team / Production Supervisors: Gong Zhuojun Lai Xiangling Shi Xiaobin / Script: Luo Chuanqiao, Wang Jialing / Based on the original story “Witch Way” by Badai / Monster Illustration: Zhang Jiya / Director: Zhang Yongchang / Cloud Image Rendering: Guo Jiazhen, Xiao Shaoting, Lian Jiangxiang, Zhang Guoxiang, Lin Hengyi, Lai Chuanlin / iFlyover: Zhang Hongsheng Cai Kunlong / Photography: Li Rusong / Photography Assistant: Xie Junan / Aerial photography: Li Rusong / Art Director: Huang Youjie / Modeling: Chen Shengfu / 2D Animation: Chen Kunyuan / 3D Model Production: Wu Mingde Wu Jianwei Li Gang / 3D Animation Production: Wu Jianwei Li Gang / Special Effects: Lai Yanwei Chen Kunyuan / Texture Mapping: Chen Yiling / Editing: Zhang Yongchang / Lighting: Chen Yiling / Post Production Art Composition: Huang Youjie / Music: Li Lingzi
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GPU-accelerated servers are used in industries such as oil and gas exploration to deliver powerful computing capabilities, helping to quickly and accurately analyze large and complex data sets to reduce exploration costs. GIGABYTE uses industry-leading HPC technologies to provide customers in the oil and gas industry with GPU-accelerated servers that deliver top-tier computing performance.
High Performance Computing (HPC) can complete complex and large-scale computational analysis workloads in a relatively short amount of time, bringing about many breakthroughs in scientific and technological development. HPC is also an indispensable tool for contemporary scientific research, and the number of fields that it can be applied to is constantly growing, such as for weather forecasting, earthquake imaging or genetic analysis. Even oil extraction can now rely on HPC to improve process efficiency and accuracy, allowing mining companies to save a huge amount of money and giving them a greater competitive advantage in the energy market.