2009 HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards Recognize Rise of NVIDIA Tesla GPU Computing Solutions

Annual Industry Awards Affirm NVIDIA's Leadership in High Performance Computing Segment

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - November 17, 2009) - SC09 -- NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) today received an unprecedented five awards in the annual HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards, which were presented at the SC09 conference, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.

NVIDIA was recognized with the following honors:

  • Best HPC software product or technology
    Editors' Choice: NVIDIA® CUDA™ architecture
  • Top 5 new products or technologies to watch
    Readers' Choice: NVIDIA "Fermi" GPU
  • Top 5 new products or technologies to watch
    Editors' Choice: NVIDIA Fermi GPU
  • Top 5 vendors to watch
    Editors' Choice: NVIDIA
  • People to Watch in 2010
    Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer, NVIDIA

"We're honored to receive a record five awards for our products and technologies in the HPC space, especially a Readers' Choice as this comes directly from the community," said Andy Keane, general manager, Tesla business at NVIDIA. "Products based on our Fermi architecture are going to transform a wide range of HPC fields and we're excited to see that the community agrees."

"This award, which represents a partnership between the HPCwire global readership and our publishing team, is a salute from the global HPC community," said Tomas Tabor, Publisher of HPCwire. "Receiving an award means that you are at the top of mind of HPCwire readers, editors, and luminaries in the field. I'd like to congratulate NVIDIA for being selected by our readers and our editors for these 2009 awards."

The HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through a survey conducted by HPCwire, online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries.

The full list of winners for the 2009 awards can be found at the HPCwire website.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years in a row. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the benefits, features, impact, performance and capabilities of Fermi architecture are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 26, 2009. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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