Optalysys was formed to bring Big Data supercomputer processing to the world. We are developing optical high performance computing hardware that will revolutionise the market by operating at levels well in excess of what can be achieved with electronics at a fraction of the cost and energy consumption.

Optalysys technology uses light, rather than electricity, to perform processor intensive mathematical functions (such as Fourier Transforms) in parallel at incredibly high-speeds and resolutions. It has the potential to provide multi-exascale levels of processing, powered from a standard mains supply. The mission is to deliver a solution that requires several orders of magnitude less power than traditional High Performance Computing (HPC) architectures.

The first products are expected to launch in 2017. Although these will have impressive performance capabilities, our aims are to ramp up to game-changing specifications. Read about our much anticipated first products.

This hardware will have many high-value applications across a range of sectors including engineering and scientific model simulations and Big Data analysis. See our collaboration projects and some example applications.

Optalysys has evolved from a University of Cambridge spin-out known as Cambridge Correlators Limited (CCL). Optalysys was incorporated when the team refocused on large scale HPC applications. Significant design advances have since been made which will lead to this technology being small, easy to calibrate and much more rugged than previous designs. As part of the restructure, the patents developed by CCL have been acquired by Optalysys Ltd with full support of the CCL board of shareholders.

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New Opening: Research and Development Engineer
Optalysys is seeking a talented and enthusiastic research and development engineer to join this pioneering team.
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Bioinformatician joins Optalysys team

Optalysys welcomes bioinformatician Dr William Rowe to the team.  William will focus on the applications for Optalysys’s first commercial product which uses optical processing technology to perform genetic sequence alignment (see Project GENESYS for more information). William holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UMIST; examining the potential of surfactants and other multiphase materials in the […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Optalysys December 2016 Newsletter – your regular update on the latest developments in optical computing.  In this edition we cover our participation at supercomputing conference SC16 in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, an announcement that we have been accepted to present a demonstration at the bioinformatics conference AGBT in February 2017 in Miami, FL, USA, […]

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Optalysys welcomes new Administrative Assistant

Millie Harrison has joined the Optalysys team as Administration Assistant.  She studied at Minsthorpe Community College (a specialist Science College) and went on to complete an apprenticeship in level 2 Business and Administration from 2014 to 2016 with a publishing company, where she was offered a permanent position. Millie’s ambition is to always achieve high standards […]

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