Foonly

Foonly was a short-lived American computer company formed by Dave Poole, one of the principal Super Foonly designers as well as one of hackerdom's more colourful personalities. The company produced a series of DEC PDP-10 compatible computers, first the high-performance F-1, and later a series of smaller and less expensive designs. The first Foonly machine, the F-1, was the computational engine used to create some of the graphics in the 1982 film Tron.
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  • Visual Maths: A Brief History of CGI

    …, the machine would crash numerous times, the idea of a ten day turnaround was wildly optimistic. To ensure the film was completed on time, Hoffman took the code to the San Diego Supercomputer Center to use their machines, ported the code to run on Cray systems. Without that, the film would never have made its deadline. Film render times were already…

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