One Computer to Rule Them All

The supercomputer used to create Oscar-winning special effects for the LotR trilogy is now for hire. Weta Digital and Gen-I (a Telecom subsidiary) have established the NZ Supercomputing Center in Wellington, where commercial and scientific research can be undertaken by local and international customers. Currently ranked 80th among the world’s 500 most powerful computers, it can perform 2.8 trillion calculations per second. Weta and Gen-I plan to add extra servers in the near future, boosting it to the top 10.


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