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Primeur weekly 2015-02-09

The Cloud

Kallo selects IBM Cloud technology to help transform health care in remote communities ...

Introducing VMware vSphere 6 - The Foundation for hybrid Cloud ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vCloud government service ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA and VMware to deliver new rich graphics capabilities for desktop virtualization ...

BOINC to welcome Citizen Science Grid and Gerasim@Home and migrating to GitHub ...

EuroFlash

Submission period ending soon for ISC High Performance 2015 ...

ISC Events teams up with Deutsche Messe to introduce cluster computing at CeBIT ...

Imperial College London uses new Half PB storage to support research and e-learning ...

MonetDB Solutions and Numascale team up to enter the in-memory Big Data analytics market ...

Call of Participation for the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 ...

Optalysys launches Series A funding round ...

Altair Engineering announces 9th UK Technology Conference to be held on the 16th June, 2015 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire ...

Kramer to release new Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015 ...

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer ...

Physicists observe motion of skyrmions ...

PRACEdays15 packed with excellence ...

Fourteenth edition of PRACE Newsletter now available ...

Safe production in Industry 4.0 ...

Turing also present at the nanoscale ...

Public participation should be at the heart of Big Data projects ...

1.3 million euro to develop computational microscope ...

USFlash

Supermicro expands its range of low-latency server and storage solutions featuring hot-swap NVMe technology ...

Building supercomputer capability in an unlikely place ...

SDSC to participate in new Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative ...

SDSC announces International Chemistry Collaboration ...

Video games help doctors diagnose sudden cardiac arrest ...

How whales hear: 3D computer simulations of baleen whale's head point to skull vibrations ...

NASA supercomputer assists the hunt for exomoons ...

Pleiades supercomputer performance leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with latest expansion ...

Milwaukee Institute partners with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...

Optalysys launches Series A funding round


2 Feb 2015 Cambridge - UK based start-up Optalysys Ltd. has 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 fraction of the energy consumption and cost of conventional supercomputers and high performance computing ("HPC") technology.

Grant Thornton UK LLP is supporting the Series A funding round.

Darren Bear, partner at Grant Thornton UK LLP, noted: "This is a unique opportunity to provide funding to support the development of disruptive optical processing technology, which has the potential to revolutionise HPC, by reaching far beyond the capabilities of traditional technology."

Optalysys CEO, Dr. Nick New, explained: "Optalysys' technology will deliver processing power beyond the capabilities of traditional HPC methods and will offer functionality that digital cannot provide, bringing the step change in computing power that is required in Big Data and Computational Fluid Dynamics ("CFD") applications, for a fraction of the price and power consumption. This investment will support us in bringing our initial products to market in 2017."
Source: Optalysys

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2015-02-09

The Cloud

Kallo selects IBM Cloud technology to help transform health care in remote communities ...

Introducing VMware vSphere 6 - The Foundation for hybrid Cloud ...

VMware announces general availability of VMware vCloud government service ...

Desktop Grids

NVIDIA and VMware to deliver new rich graphics capabilities for desktop virtualization ...

BOINC to welcome Citizen Science Grid and Gerasim@Home and migrating to GitHub ...

EuroFlash

Submission period ending soon for ISC High Performance 2015 ...

ISC Events teams up with Deutsche Messe to introduce cluster computing at CeBIT ...

Imperial College London uses new Half PB storage to support research and e-learning ...

MonetDB Solutions and Numascale team up to enter the in-memory Big Data analytics market ...

Call of Participation for the HPC Advisory Council Switzerland Conference 2015 ...

Optalysys launches Series A funding round ...

Altair Engineering announces 9th UK Technology Conference to be held on the 16th June, 2015 in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire ...

Kramer to release new Matrix Switcher/Multi-Scaler at ISE 2015 ...

Supercomputing reveals the genetic code of cancer ...

Physicists observe motion of skyrmions ...

PRACEdays15 packed with excellence ...

Fourteenth edition of PRACE Newsletter now available ...

Safe production in Industry 4.0 ...

Turing also present at the nanoscale ...

Public participation should be at the heart of Big Data projects ...

1.3 million euro to develop computational microscope ...

USFlash

Supermicro expands its range of low-latency server and storage solutions featuring hot-swap NVMe technology ...

Building supercomputer capability in an unlikely place ...

SDSC to participate in new Cancer Cell Mapping Initiative ...

SDSC announces International Chemistry Collaboration ...

Video games help doctors diagnose sudden cardiac arrest ...

How whales hear: 3D computer simulations of baleen whale's head point to skull vibrations ...

NASA supercomputer assists the hunt for exomoons ...

Pleiades supercomputer performance leaps to 5.35 Petaflops with latest expansion ...

Milwaukee Institute partners with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications ...