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Old 16th November 2011
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Default Nvidia: An unintended exascale-super innovator

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11...note_exascale/

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CEO just wanted to play 3D video games

Jen-Hsun Huang, one of the cofounders of graphics-chip maker Nvidia, never intended to be a player in the supercomputing racket. But his company is now at the forefront of the CPU-GPU hybrid computing revolution that is taking the HPC arena by storm as supercomputing centers try to cram as much math into as small a power budget as possible.

Back when Nvidia was founded in 1993, there were a staggering 80 companies making graphics chips, Huang explained in his keynote at the SC11 supercomputing conference in Seattle on Tuesday. "Our idea was: 'Wouldn't it be fun to build graphics chips so we could play video games in 3D?'," he said. "That was it. The entire business plan."
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