Avatar’s data center has more than 4,000 HP blade servers, in a 10,000 sqf datacenter in New Zealand (Weta Digital Ltd). They utilized 104TB of RAM with about 35,000 processors.
Each minute of Avatar represents 17.28GB of data.
It is the same company that produced the 3d rendering of Lord of the Rings.
See the complete article at ComputerWorld’s website, it’s very interesting to know what is behind the scenes.