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There were hundreds of sessions on various computer graphics technologies mostly having to do with science, medical and other things besides gaming. Graphics technology has really evolved from the days when a graphics card would display 4 colors on the screen. Today as shown by the GTC and ECS graphics technology is used to help solve numerous problems including computational microscopes, sound separation, robotic intelligence and more. I tried to attend some of the sessions but to be honest when they put up 30 lines of Cg Shader code on the screen or talked about using the GPU to solve linear algebra problems, I was a bit lost as I am not a programmer or a scientist. I was, however impressed with what scientific researchers and programmers are doing with the graphics card. NVIDIA’s goal for the GTC was to inspire the scientific community, the companies looking for ideas, and the programmers of applications and games to think beyond the box and that is ultimately what I think they succeeded at. From a layman’s point of view expanding the use of graphics technology is a good thing and if a graphics card can improve the time it takes to cure cancer or other disease it’s a good thing. I made it safely back home and it was interesting to see NVIDIA’s focus on going into the scientific community.