While certainly not all of the selected companies play in the HPC/AI space, companies like MemComputing, which NASA selected for its virtual MemComputing Machine (VMM) technology highlight the agency’s focus on exploring non-standard data and system architectures. The startup has a varied SaaS-based platform via VMM that is based on the company’s novel circuit architecture. They say they can solve physics problem with quantum computing speed and that for NASA, they can snap into modeling and simulation areas handled on traditional supercomputers and solve problems more cost-effectively and efficiently.