Posted by quoderat on Wednesday Jul 25, 2018

The software to create the black hole in the movie ‘Interstellar’ is a full implementation of Einstein’s equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame. (Note that it was changed up a little for the film as the real phenomenon as it would appear was thought to be too visually confusing for audiences. In that, I believe they were correct.)