Weta Digital, the special effects company behind Lord of the Rings, King Kong (2005), X-Men, and Avatar is in the news again.
HP even has a video about their use of HP blades in their cluster.
Some of the more interesting things about their data center include:
- The use of water-cooling throughout.
- Using external heat exchangers to release heat.
- Using blades in a clustered configuration.
This is just the beginning. While this data center is not as radical as the others discussed here recently, the data center is more in the realm of current possibilities. There are photographs in the current Data Center Knowledge article as well.