When we think of movies, television and sports, we rarely think about the intense amount of data involved and the intricate systems required to access that data efficiently. Well, here at ShowBiz Atlanta, we’re all about digging beneath the surface to see what’s really going on. To that end, we invited SGI to come in and chat about what they do!
SGI has a long history in the Media and Entertainment industry, from its early days of being the first platform to make possible the breakthrough 25 years ago for digital effects for such movies as Jurassic Park and Terminator, to today where SGI technology is used for managing the vast volumes of digital content generated by film, television and the gaming industry.
Mark Anderson, who works for SGI locally here in Atlanta along with Floyd Christofferson who called in from California, joined me recently to talk about how SGI provides the technology that is used for the digital mastering of virtually every major Hollywood film today.
They explained that SGI is used by such companies as Technicolor, Deluxe and many others around the world. In addition, the same data storage management technologies that are used to manage the world’s weather data, enable advanced genome sequencing and to provide tactical support for US armed forces is also used to manage the massive digital content archives for companies like the NBA and National Geographic.
As a leader in technical computing, SGI remains at the forefront of big data management, and at the core of the entertainment industry’s ability to create and manage the extreme volumes of digital content that part of our daily lives.
When we think of movies, television and sports, we rarely think about the intense amount of data involved and the intricate systems required to access that data efficiently. Get some insight into this incredibly important aspect of the biz!