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BREAKTHROUGH : Lightsolver Makes Ultrafast Laser Based Computers

• https://www.nextbigfuture.com, by Brian Wang

Its LPU100 system unleashes the power of 100 lasers to solve the toughest optimization problems, challenging the processing times of quantum and supercomputers. The LPU100's laser array represents 100 continuous variables, and can tackle problems with up to 120^100 combinations, empowering organizations to enhance their business and engineering processes and make mission-critical decisions faster than ever before.

The LPU (laser processing unit) is based on laser physics. It converts a mathematical problem into a physical logic formulation, then maps it into obstacles within the lasers' optical path. Coupled lasers interact with each other and then seamlessly converge towards the minimal energy-loss solution that corresponds to the solution to the mathematical problem.

LightSolver calls its technology quantum-inspired because it mimics some aspects of quantum computers, such as scanning all possibilities in parallel, due to the highly parallel nature of its laser configuration. It can overcome barriers mimicking the quantum tunneling effect, due to its deep connectivity and unique laser dynamic.

They Make Lasers and Photons Behave Like Spin States in Matter

It appears to be an annealing system using lasers. The physics and how they get the lasers to couple and perform these actions is very complicated.

Quantum annealing is a computational method that uses quantum mechanics to solve optimization problems more efficiently than classical computers. It's a process that maps a problem into a search for the lowest point in a large landscape, which corresponds to the best possible outcome.


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