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Uploaded on Aug 19, 2009
Before they became a household name making animated movies, the bread-and-butter job at Pixar -- yes, THAT Pixar -- was selling a high-end dedicated image processing computer of their own design. This $30,000 (and up) system provided unprecedented performance for the time, and was the cornerstone of Disney's CAPS animation system. The processor was based on a SIMD architecture that's been credited as inspiring the design of the PowerPC G4 AltiVec unit.