Thursday, February 19, 2009

DreamWorks taps state's computer center

The the state's Computer Applications Center is getting its first close-up with the film industry.

Gov. Bill Richardson was at the Intel plant in Rio Rancho on Tuesday to announce the first commercial partnerships with the New Mexico Computing Applications Center and its supercomputer, Encanto. The new ventures initially are expected to create about 100 high-tech jobs. The partnerships are with firms in the media world and in health care.

Richardson called Encanto a major tool in developing a high-tech, high-wage economy.

DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. is teaming up with Cerelink Digital Media Group of New Mexico to use the resources of the Computing Applications Center so DreamWorks can render its three-dimensional films in New Mexico.

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