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October 13, 2008

Prelude to act 2

srikanth @ 9:01 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1223931719 ) Play

Identify and connect (1) and (2) to (3).

For pseudo-bonus points, what company originated from (3)?

Cracked by Goyal , shenoyvarun86 , duriel , Rahulk , udupendra , Kamal Rathi , Priya , Rc , Ajay Parasuram , Ananth and Dibyo.

@Rahulk: A current question “closes” when a new question is posted. We try to post the new question by about 10AM IST every morning. However, accounting for timezones, meetings, traffic, crazy net connections and random outbursts of a social life, it does occasionally get delayed by an hour or two. So to be safe you can probably answer in the evenings/nights (if you’re in India)

Answer:

  1. A Cray XMP/48
  2. Athena
  3. The Adventures of Andre and Wally-B

(1) and a few computers from Project Athena (2) were used to render the CGI film (3). (3) was a short project by the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project, which then went on to become Pixar.


13 Responses to “Prelude to act 2”

  1. Goyal
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    (1) Cray-1 from (2) (Project) Athena was used to create (3) Adventures of Andre and Wally B

    Pixar (Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project)


  2. 1.Cray X MP super computer
    2.Athena
    3.Adventures of Andre and Wally-Pixar originated from this :)
    Adventures of Andre & Wally was rendered on one Cray X-MP/48 and ten VAX 11/750s from Project Athena

    And I didn’t understand a word about this:(
    Disadvantages of cracking a question purely based on wiki!


  3. duriel
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    1. CERN CRAY-XMP48
    2. Athena
    3. The adventures of andre and wally (pixar)

    3 was rendered on a “Cray X-MP/48” and ten VAX 11/750s from Project “Athena”.


  4. Rahulk
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    1) The CERN CRAY-XMP48

    2) ATHENA Missile Guidance Computer

    3) The Adventures of André and Wally B. is an animated short made in 1984 by the Lucasfilm Computer Graphics Project… It was rendered on one Cray X-MP48 (where 48 stands for 4 processors and 8 million words of internal memory, with word size of 64 bits (i.e. 8 bytes), meaning its RAM size was 64 MB) and ten VAX 11/750s from Project Athena.

    The company which originated from it is Pixar….

    One more question… When are the questions posted according to IST ? I mean the time range….

    I missed the previous one coz I was late….


  5. udupendra
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    Hmm.. Cray-1, and a beheaded statue of Athena, both of which are names of computers created by Seymour Cray.

    Adventures of Andre and Wally B was rendered on a Cray, and some comps from Project Athena (which has nothing to do with Seymour Cray’s Athena)

    Pixar.


  6. 1.Cray Supercomputer
    2.Athena Parthenos Altemps, Phidias
    3.Screenshot from The Adventures of Andre & Wally B

    Lucas Films made the world\’s first 3D animation cartoon (3) on the Cray X MP (1). The Company founded was Pixar thereafter.


  7. Priya

    1) Cray X-MP
    and
    2) Project Athena
    used to render
    3) Adventures of Andre and Wally B

    Pixar is the company you are looking for.


  8. Rc

    1) Cray
    2) Athena
    3) The Adventures of Andre and Wally
    The movie 3 is rendered on one Cray (1) and 10 VAX 11/750s from Project Athena (2)


  9. Ajay Parasuram
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    1. Cray
    2. Athena
    3. The Adventures of Andre and Wally

    Connect – Pixar used one (CERN) Cray(1) supercomputer and Project Athena(2) systems to render (3)


  10. Ananth
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    1) When in doubt, say Cray.

    2) When in doubt, say Athena.

    3) Search using key terms to get “The adventures of Andre and Wally B”.

    Bonus: PIXAR

    “The Adventures…” was rendered on one Cray X-MP/48 (where 48 stands for 4 processors and 8 million words of internal memory, with word size of 64 bits (i.e. 8 bytes) it means its RAM size was 64 MB) and ten VAX 11/750s from Project Athena


  11. Dibyo
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    CERN CRAY-XMP48 + (Project) Athena = The Adventures of Andre and Wally B -> Pixar.


  12. Anonymous

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cray_X-MP
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Athena
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....d_Wally_B.

    company is Pixar…


  13. username
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    1. Cray
    2. Athena
    3. The Adventures of Andre and Wally

    company is Pixar


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