Nikolay Sakharnykh is a senior developer technology engineer at NVIDIA, where he works on accelerating HPC and data analytics applications on GPUs. He joined NVIDIA in 2008 as a graphics engineer working on making video games run faster and enabling new visual effects. At the same time, CUDA started to pick up, and he got excited about the general compute capabilities of the GPUs. After a few years his professional interests shifted towards more serious applications in HPC. Now he's exploring GPU applications for graph and data analytics and new memory management techniques.