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ANIMATION PRODUCTION

Improved processing and rendering with AMD and Supermicro

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About Our Customer

An internationally recognized and leading animation production company in Australia. The company has a large focus in creating the best animated entertainment for children, with a priority of diverse animation, visual arts, screen writing and composing use case. The company has been in a consistent project-to-project relationship with us, involving small projects and increasing to bigger projects to date. In this case they had a specific movie and series case with an international company relating to Channel 10. With our discussion, we understood their main infrastructure requirements for their unique postproduction software.



Highlights

  • Required a solution that was highly compatible with their unique post-production software and provided significant performance improvements to their production use case
  • In this project, we were able to provide a bundle of A+ BigTwin multi-node servers, fitted with dual 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and optimised for compute intensive applications.
  • We optimised a high compute system that satisfied the rendering and processing workload requirements the company had. This was supported by the pilot system that they had also initially integrated
  • Key Benefits


  • AMD technology provides better value for money, with more cores per sockets reducing overall licensing cost
  • BigTwin Architecture reduced data centre footprint by 50%
  • Significant improvement in workload processes such as rendering and processing raw images
  • Challenge

    As an animation post-production company, the company work within a production house for channels on television by the process of rendering raw images and the finished product is then presented on television. The company required a solution that was highly compatible with their unique post-production software and provided significant performance improvements to their production use case. This mainly consisted of rendering and processing raw images for their animated movies and television series.



    How We Helped

    In this project, we were able to provide a bundle of A+ BigTwin multi-node servers, fitted with dual 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors and optimised for compute intensive applications. We recommended this solution as it could flexibly be integrated as a GPU or CPU based solution to fit their various production workloads. As the server was optimised with 2 nd gen AMD EPYC CPUs, this allowed for better performance and better value for money, overall reducing the licensing cost of the solution.

    In addition, the Supermicro Twin architecture has been designed with power and cost efficiency as the maximum compute in a 2U system enables data centre footprints to be reduced by 50% compared to standard 2U servers with equivalent performance. The solution can be highlighted by its configurability of performance and cost efficiency. With consideration towards future scalability and flexibility, the company looked at additional CPU for 3 nodes due to their extra budget.



    Results

    We optimised a high compute system that satisfied the rendering and processing workload requirements the company had. This was supported by the pilot system that they had also initially integrated. With our many collaborative projects in the past, we were able to provide a purposeful solution to satisfy their large processing and rendering workloads within their budget requirements, with the ability of being highly scalable and flexible for future technology refreshes and upgrades.

    Overall, we have positively assisted the company with previous projects in the past, providing the latest technology in the market such as AMD-optimised solutions and our local high-quality services and support.



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