Dreamworks extends partnership with Lenovo for animation pipeline
November 10, 2021

Dreamworks extends partnership with Lenovo for animation pipeline

RESEARCH PARK TRIANGLE, NC — Lenovo (www.lenovo.com) has announced that DreamWorks Animation (www.dreamworks.com) has selected the company as its preferred workstation innovation partner, helping to deliver the high-end power and performance needed to bring its next generation of animated feature films to life. This collaboration further strengthens the companies’ partnership, as it expands upon Lenovo’s current role as DreamWorks’ data center innovation partner.

As part of this multi-year agreement, DreamWorks, based in Glendale, CA, will deploy Lenovo workstations, including the ThinkStation P620 and ThinkStation P920, across all departments for the development of content and characters, including the studio’s upcoming film, The Bad Guys. The extension of this partnership follows the rollout of a new on-premises Lenovo computing infrastructure designed to transform DreamWorks’ data center into a high-performance, ultra-scalable and sustainable operations center for all of its content creation.

“At DreamWorks, the ability to operate our workflows at the speed of our creative thought process is critical in capturing those instant moments of expression that shape the unforgettable experiences our animators and creative professionals develop,” says Bill Ballew, chief technology officer at DreamWorks. “Workstations need to exceed the demands of our artists’ relentless imaginations. Hardware needs to be an enabler; harnessing performance and speed to meet their expectations. We had the opportunity to test Lenovo’s ThinkStation P620 workstation and realized it’s a game changer for our workflows. Built on the AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro architecture, the ThinkStation P620 drives new and improved performance for multi-threaded application environments that our team can take full advantage of.”

In addition to the Lenovo ThinkStation P620, DreamWorks Animation will also be able to take advantage of Lenovo’s most advanced dual processor workstation, the ThinkStation P920. Built with the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, the workstation’s extreme performance will help DreamWorks accelerate their most challenging workflows in a production studio environment. 

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with DreamWorks Animation and equip them with workstations that help accelerate their increasingly demanding workflows,” adds Rob Herman, vice president of Lenovo’s Workstation and Client AI Business Unit. “Our workstation collaboration further exemplifies Lenovo’s ability to holistically support our customers with the most advanced technology solutions available, allowing them to innovate faster and transform their respective industries.”