Triangles beat voxels when you are constructing a building
Subject: General Tech | February 22, 2013 - 09:23 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: nvidia, jen-hsun huang
NVIDIA will have a new nerve center across the street from their existing headquarters as from what Jen-Hsun told The Register they are almost at the point where they need bunk-desks in their current HQ. The triangle pattern that the artists concepts shown not only embodies a key part of NVIDIA's technology but is also a well recognized technique in architecture to provide very sturdy construction. Hao Ko was the architect chosen for the design, his resume includes a terminal at JFK airport as well as a rather tall building in China. For NVIDIA's overlord to plan such an expensive undertaking shows great confidence in his companies success, even with the shrinking discrete GPU market.
"Move over Apple. Nvidia cofounder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wants to build his own futuristic space-station campus – and as you might expect, the Nvidia design is black and green and built from triangles, the basic building block of the mathematics around graphics processing. And, as it turns out, the strongest shape in architecture."
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