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Video Gaming Has Ties To Oil And Gas

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Rhonda Duey, Senior Editor
March 14, 2012

It’s tech transfer at its finest.

According to Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of NVIDIA, his company started with a simple mission: improve 3-D graphics so kids could play video games.

It was the vision of engineers from companies such as Schlumberger that showed folks at NVIDIA that this was the tip of a very large iceberg.

Huang addressed attendants of the SIS Global Forum in Monaco during the Wednesday keynote to give his perspective on how graphical processing units (GPUs) are revolutionizing compute-intense processing workflows. Huang, who said he wasn’t ...

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