Various artificial spin systems with networked physical devices are now emerging as a way to simulate the Ising model. Combinatorial optimization problems for many applications can be mapped onto ground state search problems of the Ising model and solved efficiently with the artificial spin system. Here, we report a coherent Ising machine based on 2,048 networked degenerate optical parametric oscillators. All-to-all couplings were achieved with a measurement and feedback scheme to implement arbitrary graph structures with up to 2,048 nodes. The coherent Ising machine can simulate large-scale Ising model and obtain good solutions for the optimization of a 2,000-node complete graph.

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