ATI & NVIDIA In The Linux Hollywood
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Events on 3 March 2008 at 03:18 PM EST. Add A Comment
FOSDEM was a week and a half ago, but the SD card containing a few extra pictures just turned up. The first main talk that occurred at FOSDEM was on the major growth of Linux within the motion picture industry and Hollywood. Linux is now the primary operating system being used in the render farms and post-production environments. In this talk by Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera, this duo had discussed how Linux managed to succeed in this industry and one of the reasons was because of NVIDIA and their hardware support under Linux via their binary drivers.


ATI and their Linux graphics driver were mentioned later on in the presentation, along with NVIDIA once again.


NVIDIA hardware and their binary Linux driver are still predominantly used in the film industry, according to those we spoke with, but now that ATI has their new OpenGL driver they may carry stronger weight in the future.
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