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Good Forecast: European Weather Centre Project Kicks Off

Optalysys is a partner in a major Europe-wide Horizon 2020 project led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). Project ESCAPE – Energy-efficient Scalable Algorithms for Weather Prediction at Exascale – will lay the groundwork for the next generation of weather forecasting that will require processing capabilities beyond today’s largest supercomputers. The project kicked […]

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Optalysys Arrives in the U.S.

In order to further its ambitions to bring faster and more affordable big data supercomputing power to the world, Optalysys has opened a base in the U.S., Optalysys Inc.  Dr. Ananta Palani has moved to Optalysys Inc in the U.S. to take on the company’s Vice President of Technology role. Ananta has been part of […]

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Optalysys technology will underpin next-generation weather forecasting in a €4m project led by the ECMWF

Cambridge UK optical processing business Optalysys Ltd, has announced that it is part of a major collaboration project known as ESCAPE, led by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and involving 10 other organisations. The European Commission has favourably evaluated the proposal for ESCAPE for a €4m grant through its Horizon 2020 Research […]

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Optalysys prototype proves optical processing technology will revolutionise Big Data analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Cambridge UK optical processing business Optalysys Ltd, has announced that they have successfully developed a demonstrable prototype that can process mathematical functions optically in a scaleable, lensless design. Optalysys optical processing systems will “turbo-charge” existing computers by performing processor-intensive tasks at much faster rates and with a significant reduction in energy consumption. The prototype is […]

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Bioscience and Industry UK collaboration to significantly reduce HPC energy consumption

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and high performance computing (HPC) hardware provider Optalysys Ltd have joined forces to develop and implement a revolutionary optical processing device that will perform large-scale DNA sequence searches for crucial genomic research with energy savings of over 95% per year. The new Genetic Search System (GENESYS) has been granted £0.5 […]

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Optalysys launches Series A funding round

UK based startup Optalysys Ltd has announced that they have launched a Series A funding round to support product commercialisation activities up to the first product launches in 2017. Optalysys is days away from launching a prototype optical processor with the potential to realise Exascale levels of processing power on a desktop sized computer at a […]

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NASA scientist joins groundbreaking UK supercomputing startup

Former NASA Johnson Space Center scientist, Dr. Richard Juday, has joined the UK based supercomputing startup, Optalysys Ltd, as a technical advisor. Optalysys is days away from launching a prototype optical processor with the potential to realise Exascale levels of processing power on a desktop sized computer at a fraction of the energy consumption and […]

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Optalysys further expands the team with Executive Assistant

The optical computing company Optalysys Ltd welcomes Wendy Harrison to the team as Executive Assistant. Wendy previously worked at Wakefield Council, Northfield J & I School with Autism Resource and Next Distribution Ltd. She is a highly skilled administration professional with 17 years hands-on experience and outstanding clerical and computer skills. Optalysys looks forward to […]

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Optoelectronics expert joins Optalysys

Optalysys Ltd, the optical processing company, is excited to announce that Peter Simpson has joined the team to work on Technical Development. Peter initially studied for a BSc Astrophysics before moving into the field of Optoelectronics while studying for his MSc in Queen’s University, Belfast. Pete has since been involved in ultra-high intensity laser-plasma physics, neutron cargo screening […]

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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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