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View Full Version : "Israeli Processor Computes at Speed of Light" - Daily Times

Jason Dunn
11-07-2003, 09:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-10-2003_pg9_1' target='_blank'>http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_30-10-2003_pg9_1</a><br /><br /></div>"An Israeli start-up has developed a processor that uses optics instead of silicon, enabling it to compute at the speed of light, the company said...The processor performs 8 trillion operations per second, equivalent to a super-computer and 1,000 times faster than standard processors, with 256 lasers performing computations at light speed. It is geared towards such applications as high resolution radar, electronic warfare, luggage screening at airports, video compression, weather forecasting and cellular base stations."<br /><br />Processing at the speed of light on a Smartphone? Woo hoo! :D Of course, it will take a long time for them to go from their 15 cm x 15 cm x 1.7 cm prototype to a small chip, but it's impressive technology none the less.