Dell supports Tippett Studio’s COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey

Dell today said it has contributed to Tippett Studio, an Academy Award-winning visual effects studio, for the making of science documentary series COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey.

Sanjay Das, chief operating officer, Tippett Studio, said: “With Dell solutions, Tippett was able to render and refine images to deliver the realistic and compelling sequences that have helped made this series a huge success.”

Two years ago, Dell supplied scalable solution to Tippett Studio because the studio rejected offers from HP and Apple.

To address demanding conditions, Tippett increased capacity by adding a server rack, enabling the studio to take on additional projects while meeting the demands of visual effects.

The scalability of Dell hardware and optimization of Dell solutions have helped Tippett Studio respond to client requests.

Dell and Cosmos

Using Dell PowerEdge servers, Tippett studio packed an immense amount of processing power in a small rack space to optimize its rendering farm when creating detailed, layered graphics.

Tippett Studio utilizes Dell Networking’s S4810 network switch.

In addition, the entire setup uses the Dell SonicWALL Network Security Appliance E8510 firewall, which features intrusion prevention, granular application control, SSL inspection and secure remote access.

Tippett Studio is also benefitting from Dell Precision workstations with NVIDIA GPUs take the graphics load off the core CPU and provide acceleration that facilitates rendering, allowing complex 3D scenes to be rendered in real time.

Tippett Studio estimates that the performance of Dell Precision workstations saves five to 10 hours per shot when rendering complex images such as the prehistoric reptile, Ichthyostega.

Tippett’s recent work includes A Million Ways to Die in the West, The Twilight Saga, Ted, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. The company currently is in production on Ted 2 and Jurassic World

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