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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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Cambridge University PhD candidate joins Optalysys

The optical computing company Optalysys Ltd welcomes Cambridge University PhD candidate, Ananta Palani, to the team. Ananta will focus on developing applications that run on Optalysys hardware. Ananta’s PhD specialises in Photonics, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Optical Computing. He also holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Reno and an MSc in Artificial Intelligence from the […]

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HPC Today reports on Optalysys’s potential impact on CFD

HPC Today publishes an interview with Optalysys’s Dr. Nick New and James Duez on the groundbreaking optical computing technology Optalysys is developing. The technology, which aims to provide a step-change in computer processing power at a fraction of the energy consumption of traditional electronic systems, could prove to be a game-changer for the field of CFD. To read […]

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Light-speed computing now only months away

UK business set to revolutionise supercomputing with prototype optical processor UK based start up Optalysys has revealed that it is only months away from launching a prototype optical processor with the potential to deliver Exascale levels of processing power on a standard-sized desktop computer. The company will demonstrate its prototype, which meets NASA Technology Readiness […]

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Optalysys sponsors Cambridge University PhD student

Optalysys Ltd, the optical processing company, is excited to announce that their PhD studentship with Cambridge University has commenced. The company welcomes Alex Macfaden on board who will be working with Optalysys on technical development. Alex graduated from the University of Oxford in 2011 with a Masters in Physics. He spent the following year studying for […]

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Optalysys raises £400,000 seed investment

The optical computing company Optalysys Ltd has today announced that £400,000 of inward investment has been raised from a consortium of investors. The sum will allow the company to accelerate its optical processor development programme and enable the innovative technology to be brought to Technology Readiness Level 4 in late 2014. For further information please […]

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Software Engineer joins Optalysys

Optalysys welcomes Software Engineer Omri Kalinsky to the team based in Nevada, USA. Omri has been a professional software engineer since 1998. He has a varied background of applications ranging from medical imaging, military simulation and games to business and productivity software, embedded systems and mobile applications. He has specific expertise in C++ including developing and teaching C++ […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the Optalysys March 2017 Newsletter – your regular update on the latest developments in optical computing.  In this edition we cover our participation at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) conference in Miami, Florida USA, our appointment of a seasoned bioinformatics expert to head up business development for North America, details on our new U.S. office in Reno, Nevada, […]

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Optalysys Inc moves to new office in Reno, Nevada USA

Optalysys Inc, the wholly owned US subsidiary of Optalysys Ltd, has moved office to a larger space in Reno, Nevada USA to support the growing US team. Our new address is: 200 S Virginia St, 8th Floor Reno, NV 89501 USA   About Optalysys: Optalysys was founded in 2013 to develop revolutionary optical processing technology […]

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Bioinformatics business development expert joins Optalysys

Optalysys welcomes Martin Gollery to the Business Development team based in Nevada, USA. Martin has joined as VP of Business Development for North America and will focus initially on building relationships with bioinformatics customers and partners. Martin has been in Bioinformatics for 19 years. He co-founded the Nevada Center For Bioinformatics, is the author of several […]

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