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    <center>Israeli processor computes at speed of light</center>

    HERZLIYA, Israel (Reuters) - 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.

    Lenslet said its processor will enable new capabilities in homeland security and military, multimedia and communications applications.

    "Optical processing is a strategic competitive advantage for nations and companies," said Avner Halperin, vice president for business development at Lenslet.

    "Processing at the speed of light, you can have safer airports, autonomous military systems, high-definition multimedia broadcast systems and advanced next-generation communications systems."

    An optical processor is a digital signal processor (DSP) with an optical accelerator attached to it that enables it to perform functions at very high speeds.

    "It is an acceleration of 20 years in the development of digital hardware," Lenslet founder and Chief Executive Officer Aviram Sariel told Reuters.

    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.

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    MAN! I WANT ONE!! I wonder when they will make chips to go in regular computers for the home?????
    Here are my specs:
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    I don't quite get how this is meant to work, cos the speed of light is exactly that, a speed, not a frequency.

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