Mar 11, 2022

Beating Moore’s Law: This photonic computer is 10X faster than NVIDIA GPUs using 90% less energy

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Moore’s Law is dead, right? Not if we can get working photonic computers.

Lightmatter is building a photonic computer for the biggest growth area in computing right now, and according to CEO Nick Harris, it can be ordered now and will ship at the end of this year. It’s already much faster than traditional electronic computers a neural nets, machine learning for language processing, and AI for self-driving cars.

It’s the world’s first general purpose photonic AI accelerator, and with light multiplexing — using up to 64 different colors of light simultaneously — there’s long path of speed improvements ahead.

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