At Optalysys we are building groundbreaking hardware products that will revolutionise Big Data processing technology. Our technology offers step-changing advances in how physical processes are modelled and resulting large data sets are analysed with direct relevance to science, engineering and “Big Data” applications. These are areas where it is becoming increasingly common for traditional high performance computing methods to fall short of delivering the processing power required. Examples include aerofoil design, weather forecasting, MRI data analysis and quantum computing (click here for more potential applications).
We anticipate our first products will be available in 2017 and include:
- Model simulation units: These will have a specification of 9 petaFLOPs but by 2020 we are seeking to produce hardware capable of delivering multiple exaFLOPs. Global supercomputing leader Cray, which has been operating in this space for more than 40 years, is aiming to break the 1 exaFLOP threshold in the same timeframe. Furthermore, the Optalysys units can be powered from a standard mains supply with no specialist cooling.
- Big Data analysis units: These will have an initial specification of 1.3 petaFLOPs, increasing to several hundred petaFLOPs by 2020 and will also be powered from a standard mains supply.