Optalysys technology can be used to perform pattern matching, comparing input data to reference images and identifying similarities or abnormalities.

Genome Analysis


In genomics, pattern matching against a sequence of nucleotides or amino acids is critical to the assembly, annotation and comparison of complex genomes.  This helps tackle diseases in humans, such as cancer and in crops that provide global food security.

The public sequencing databases that contain this data are doubling in size every 18 months or less. Extensive searches of these DNA databases is becoming too expensive and requires access to large High Performance Computing (HPC) resources that consume vast amounts of energy for power and cooling.

How Optalysys technology can help:

Optalysys technology will perform these extensive database searches at speeds that are magnitudes faster than traditional silicon HPC systems and at a fraction of the energy consumption and cost.

This not only makes this technology more accessible and affordable for existing HPC users but also expands the reach to new users where the cost is currently prohibitive e.g. it could eventually lead to a system in every GP surgery for early diagnosis and preventative measures.

MRI Scanner

MRI scanner


MRI scanners are commonly used to profile internal structures of the body in high detail. Currently a sample of the images is analysed by eye for abnormalities after a significant amount of time has been spent scanning a small area of the body.

How Optalysys technology can help:

In conjunction with the manual analysis, Optalysys technology could analyse all of the data collected by the scanners rather than just a sample to identify potential areas that may have been overlooked. This could lead to faster, more comprehensive scanning.

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July Newsletter 2017

Welcome to the Optalysys July 2017 Newsletter – your regular update on the latest developments in optical computing. In this edition we cover our VP Engineering, Rob Todd visiting California, Dr Richard Juday in the Yorkshire office for a few days to work in the lab. Welcoming Corwin Joy as our second software developer and our new […]

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New Opening: Project Manager
Optalysys is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic project manager to join this pioneering team.
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Senior Software Engineer joins Optalysys

Optalysys welcomes a second Senior Software Engineer, Corwin Joy, to the team based in Nevada, USA. Corwin has over 20 years experience writing algorithms for high performance numerical computing. He holds an MSc in Applied Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Statistics from Rice University. Past projects include OLAP visualization tools at […]

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We’ve moved!

Welcome to our new UK Headquarters office based in Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire!  We are proud and excited to announce that our UK team moved to a new location on April 1st 2017 to support our growing team and laboratory space requirements. Over the past year we have expanded to 13 employees (10 in the UK, […]

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