Photon supercomputer: hello to Americans from nuclear Sarov

Modern scientific research, for example, medical in the field of genetics, requires the processing of gigantic amounts of data. Only supercomputers that consume a huge amount of electricity and each the size of a football field can cope with such tasks. Leading powers compete with each other to create the most productive super-computer, the United States holds the palm today.

Russian scientists from the city of Sarov have proposed their own solution to this problem. They developed and patented a unique optical supercomputer, whose power consumption is hundreds of thousands of times less than semiconductor computers with similar performance. Sarov specialists created a computer - a photon computing machine - which, unlike traditional computers, is based on the operation of laser pulses, rather than electronic components.

The Russian photon computer consists of two parts: electrical and light. The code is converted into pulses using a laser, the photons are transferred to the processor, where they are processed, as in a conventional computer. The processed laser beams are returned from the photon processor to the electronic part, where it is transformed back into an electrical one.

According to the developers, unlike the gigantic foreign supercomputers, the domestic optical supercomputer can fit in a half-liter mug, and it requires less energy than a working boiler. With a peak performance of 50 petaflops, energy consumption can be as low as 100 watts. At the same time, there is great potential to increase the performance of the photon processor by reducing the wavelength of light.
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  1. erofich Offline erofich
    erofich (Alexander) 9 July 2018 14: 49
    Beautiful words to God in the ears!
  2. gridasov Offline gridasov
    gridasov 10 July 2018 23: 05
    The most interesting thing is that they say about the creation of a quantum or photon, and tomorrow they will talk about a Boson computer and at the same time they will develop KMO completely separately. Therefore, the conclusion is simple.
  3. astepanov Offline astepanov
    astepanov (Alexey) 12 July 2018 10: 10
    They have been talking about optical computers for at least thirty years, and there are so many patents in this area that you can paste them over all toilets in all apartments. And since not a word is said about the practical implementation, we can conclude that there is nothing real behind the soul. As the prince Hamlet used to say, "Words, words ..."
  4. lyrics Offline lyrics
    lyrics (Lev) 12 July 2018 14: 05
    Nice))) Wait and see ...
  5. gridasov Offline gridasov
    gridasov 5 October 2018 20: 00
    One must be a complete idiot not to understand that neither a quantum, photon, or other computer solves the problem of binary logic. It does not solve the mathematical basis of working with information, with its distribution in space. Hence the complete incompetence in solving the problems of information density, etc.