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

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Tue Nov 6 08:34:07 PST 2012


+1 for me, too.

On 11/06/2012 10:40 AM, Ellis H. Wilson III wrote:
> +1 for most dramatic, most absurd thread-steal I've ever witnessed.
>
> On 11/06/12 10:16, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> 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:
>>>> On Nov 6, 2012, at 3:57 AM, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/5/12 5:16 PM, "Vincent Diepeveen"<diep at xs4all.nl>   wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> Jim as someone who produced games, this is not how it works for
>>>>>> most
>>>>>> movies/animations/commercials where graphics work is needed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> 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.
>>>>> The budget for digital production on a movie is enormous compared
>>>>> to what
>>>>> we spend at NASA.
>>>> That's the actor part - i am speaking about the computer generated
>>>> graphics part.
>>>>
>>>> You really overestimate this.
>>> No, Vincent, you really overestimate your knowledge. What first
>>> hand experience do you have as a producer in a Hollywood film?
>>>
>>> --
>>> Prentice
>> 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?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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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