Modern VFX simulations (such as Weta Digital's tool Synapse) provide astonishing real-world detail, but require gigantic amounts of computation. This creates a dilemma in movie production– the more computation you do, the better the result looks on screen, but the longer it takes. In film production, time is crucial. Odin solves the problem by distributing the computational load of running these accurate simulations across thousands of CPU cores in hundreds of separate machines.
Odin manages the workload, monitoring each core and distributing work to balance the demand. It takes absolutely every scrap of resource and puts it at the command of the VFX artists. The result: high-end VFX simulations in tight timescales.