ILM Switches to Linux

ILM will be using Intel based computers running Linux for most of their special effects work.

The technical effects studio has switched from using RISC-Unix workstations from SGI to using Intel-based Dell systems running Linux for the bulk of its animation and special effects work, said Cliff Plumer, ILM’s chief technology officer. As part of the conversion, ILM recently deployed 600 Pentium 4 workstations.

Very interesting… my heart skipped a beat when I heard Intel, but then I heard Linux and all was right in the universe.