Professor Tolkien’s Computer

This story points out that Peter Jackson’s Weta Digital, the shop that did the Computer Generated graphics for the Lord of the Rings movies are renting out their massively parallel computing facility, which is the world’s 80th most powerful supercomputer. Tolkien loathed most of the modern world, especially technology and commerce, so I have to wonder how he’d feel about indirectly spawning such a successful and potentially profitable technology project.