How did all this begin?
An Interview with founder Kovey Kovalan
Back in grad school, I worked on a NASA contract aimed at visualizing data. To help with the work, my professor purchased a $30,000 research computer.
I thought the computer was too slow so I started digging into the technical architecture of the machine. As I explored the machine, I realized that it was similar to a computer gaming system. I bought a $200 Video Gaming Graphics card off-the-shelf in the hope that I could tinker with the Graphics card architecture to make something faster and better. Within a few days, my $200 graphics card was outperforming my $30,000 research computer. Video Gaming Graphics cards use thousands of processors which we now call a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).