[Beowulf] Digital Image Processing via HPC/Cluster/Beowulf - Basics

Ellis H. Wilson III ellis at cse.psu.edu
Tue Nov 6 07:40:35 PST 2012


+1 for most dramatic, most absurd thread-steal I've ever witnessed.

On 11/06/12 10:16, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
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> On Nov 6, 2012, at 3:53 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:
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>> On 11/06/2012 06:00 AM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
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>>> On Nov 6, 2012, at 3:57 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
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>>>> On 11/5/12 5:16 PM, "Vincent Diepeveen"<diep at xs4all.nl>  wrote:
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>>>>> Jim as someone who produced games, this is not how it works for
>>>>> most
>>>>> movies/animations/commercials where graphics work is needed.
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>>>>> Note that most movies get editted as well in the same way (each
>>>>> nation usually has different requirements).
>>>>>
>>>>> First of all - the budget is rather tiny. So that means using
>>>>> hardware you would probably yourself not consider using at NASA.
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>>>> The budget for digital production on a movie is enormous compared
>>>> to what
>>>> we spend at NASA.
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>>> That's the actor part - i am speaking about the computer generated
>>> graphics part.
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>>> You really overestimate this.
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>> No, Vincent, you really overestimate your knowledge. What first
>> hand experience do you have as a producer in a Hollywood film?
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>> --
>> Prentice
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> You were in the naive religion that all the graphics and sound of
> movies and popsongs and games what hollywood produces
> all got produced in Hollywood and that all the actors and actresses
> and popstars all were born in USA?
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> This is a global business you know - and Netherlands is a big
> producer there - though it's getting less now as some big initiators
> retired and a number left the country and especially Asia takes over
> USA.
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> The favourite thing to do for popstars and actresses is reinvent
> themselves, get an artist identity as if they were born in or close
> to USA
> and do as if they're 10 years younger than they are :)
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> These people have cash you know. They can do what they want. That's
> exactly what happens.
> In reality they come from all over the world. Nowadays Asia is
> becoming more popular there.
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> Netherlands is a popular destination though. No guns on the street of
> gangs that want to shoot you.
> Legal softdrugs to buy here (if you just buy a few grams) without
> directly ending up in jail,
> that in combination with a superior healthcare and the fact they can
> go over street without getting recognized by too many people,
> is very attractive. It's a safe nation to have kids and let them grow
> up.
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> Note that Asia is moving up the ladder there. The amount of popstars
> and singers that were born there keeps increasing - if i look
> around about half of every succesful nerd has been married with a
> girl born in Asia.
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> USA is changing there. From a predominantly white Europeans to Asian
> and Latino's now.
> I guess in 1 or 2 generations USA is total unrecognizable there. Note
> you already see it in politics - rhetorics has become more important
> than balancing budget - and i say this without any specific candidate
> in mind. Balancing budgets is something typical European.
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> Such changes happen quicker in the celebrity world - as big money can
> get made there. They just do not do it publicly too much -
> they can sell more having an American identity and they have the cash
> to pay for that. Especially for ex-photomodels this is easy to do.
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> The political reality that follows that you see always how long it
> takes until people realize this.
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> But as for computation in this celebrity world - that's hardly
> happening. No need for clusters there. What hollywood uses there only
> exists
> in their imagination in a marketing story.
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