Update: NVIDIA and The Walt Disney Company Team Up
Disney is building a real-time, ultra-high-res flight simulator for the Millennium Falcon and they’re powering it with eight daisy-chained high-end NVIDIA GPUs. Holy shit, this is going to be badass!
The Millennium Falcon will be done in partnership with NVIDIA , Epic Games and Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB. You’ll be able to take the controls of Han Solo’s freaking ship. I’m not bullshitting. If you turn left, right, up, or down so does the ship. You’ll be able to take control of the Falcon’s blaster and prepare for hyperspace. The better you fly the ship, the more galactic credits you can earn. But be forewarned, if you crash that bitch there will be consequences. Because of the damage you caused to the ship, you now owe more galactic credits than you have.
Nvidia talked about their still-in-progress work at NVIDIA’s GTC conference where they chatted about how they’ve had to milk the latest game engine tech for all its worth to power the real-time immersive mission-based experience.
Each and every implementation of the sim will be powered by a Boxx workstation running eight NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPUs connected via Quadro SLI, so this definitely won’t be something directly available to consumers. Disney had to build multi-GPU workflows which helped Epic Games integrate into the company’s Unreal Engine, which will continue to use that code moving forward.