Mellanox is proud to enable the Moving Picture Company (MPC, http://www.moving-picture.com/) with our world-leading Ethernet and InfiniBand solutions, that are being used during the creative process for Oscar winning special effects.
The post-production and editing phases require very high data throughput due to the need for higher resolution (the number of pixels that make up the screen), better color-depth (how many bits are used to represent each color) and the increase in frame rate (how many frames are played in a second). Data must be edited in real-time, and must be edited uncompressed to avoid quality degradation.
You can do the simple math: a single stream of uncompressed 4K video requires 4096 x 2160 (typical 4K/UHD pixel count) x 24 (color depth bits) x 60 (frames per second) which is 12.7Gb/s. Therefore one needs interconnect speeds of greater than 10G today. As we move to 8K videos, we will need data speeds greater than 100Gb/s! Mellanox is the solutions provider for such speeds and the enabler behind the great movies of today.
We would like to congratulate MPC for winning the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) Special Visual Effects 2017 award! And for winning the 2017 visual effect Oscar! Congratulation from the entire Mellanox team.
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