IBM opening its first quantum computing data system in Europe

IBM is opening its first quantum data center in Europe. The data center, slated for operation by 2024, will house multiple IBM quantum computing systems featuring utility scale quantum processors, each with over 100 qubits.

Google debuts A3 supercomputer with Nvidia technology in private preview

Google has launched a private preview of its next-generation A3 GPU supercomputer.

Cadence leverages IBM Cloud HPC

Cadence is leveraging its Cloud HPC, and the company has leveraged multiple research and development (R&D) workloads in IBM Cloud, says IBM.

Intel releases Quantum software development kit

Intel has launched a software development kit (SDK) that allows developers to program quantum algorithms in simulation and interface with Intel's quantum hardware.

New exascale supercomputer can do a quintillion calculations a second — Scientific American

The 9,472 different nodes in the supercomputer—each essentially its own not-so-super computer—are also all connected in such a way that they can pass information quickly from one place to another, writes...

IBM launches its most advanced supercomputer Osprey with 433 qubits

IBM announced its most advanced supercomputer yet, the Osprey, at the company's annual quantum computing summit in New York. Osprey has the largest qubit count of any IBM quantum processor, more...

Quantinuum, Mitsui ink quantum computing collaboration agreement for APAC including Japan

Mitsui and Quantinuum have signed a quantum computing strategic partnership to collaborate in the delivery of systems in Japan and the Asia-Pacific region.

Cleveland Clinic, IBM begin work on private sector healthcare quantum computing

Cleveland Clinic and IBM have begun deployment of the first private sector onsite, IBM-managed quantum computer in the United States, says IBM.

Quantum network between two national labs achieves record synch —

Quantum collaboration demonstrates in Chicagoland the first steps toward functional long-distance quantum networks over deployed telecom fiber optics, opening the door to scalable quantum computing, writes John Spizzirri. Here is the link:...

Who will build Europe’s first exascale computer – and with what, and why —...

For Europe, which is minus the United Kingdom after its Brexit separation, the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany is that elite exascale pioneer, writes Timothy Prickett Morgan. Here is the link:

Advanced quantum computer made available to the public for first time — NewScientist

Jonathan Lavoie at Xanadu Quantum Technologies in Toronto, Canada, and his colleagues have built a quantum computer called Borealis that uses particles of light, or photons, travelling through a series of fibre-optic loops to solve a problem known as boson sampling, writes Alex Wilkins.

HPE to build high performance computing systems based on SiPearl’s Rhea processor

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and SiPearl have inked a partnership to jointly develop HPC solutions.

IonQ launches next gen 32 qubits quantum system

Quantum computing company IonQ has launched its latest generation of quantum systems called Forte.

Google calls for urgent switch to quantum-safe encryption as US delays — New...

A US body in charge of choosing new encryption algorithms that can withstand quantum computers has delayed announcing them due to undisclosed legal reasons, while a team at Google is calling...

HPE opening factory in the Czech Republic

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) will be building its first European factory for high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems, says the company.

IBM wants its quantum supercomputers running at 4,000-plus qubits by 2025 — Engadget

IBM plans to further scale its quantum ambitions and has revised the 2020 roadmap with an even loftier goal of operating a 4,000-qubit system by 2025, writes A. Tarantola. Here is the...

IBM unveils 127-qubit quantum processor

IBM announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) 'Eagle' processor for quantum computing on Tuesday.

Quantum computing: IBM just created this new way to measure the speed of quantum...

Named CLOPS (Circuit Layer Operations Per Second), the metric is the first to measure the number of quantum circuits a quantum processing unit (QPU) can execute per unit of time, writes...

Cambridge Quantum releases quantum natural language processing toolkit

Cambridge Quantum has released what it calls the world's first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP).

DOE earmarks $61M for quantum information sciences

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $61 million in funding for infrastructure and research projects to advance quantum information science (QIS).

Quantum computing hits the desktop, no cryo-cooling required — New Atlas

An Australian/German company is developing powerful quantum accelerators the size of graphics cards, writes Loz Blain. Here is the link: 

NNSA taps Dell Technologies for CTS-2 HPC contract

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA’s) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has awarded a subcontract to Dell Technologies.

HPE wins $2B NSA high performance computing contract

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has been awarded a $2 billion contract, that will be leveraged over a 10-year period, with the National Security Agency (NSA).

New AMD patent proposes teleportation to make quantum computing more efficient — Tom’s Hardware

A team of researchers with AMD have filed a patent application that looks toward a more efficient and reliable quantum computing architecture, writes Francisco Pires. Here is the link:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory installs SambaNova AI accelerator

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has installed an artificial intelligence (AI) accelerator from SambaNova Systems.

Los Alamos National Laboratory, HPE, Nvidia partner on scientific computing advances

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is partnering with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Nvidia on delivering next-generation technologies for scientific computing.

Seeqc raises $22.4M

Elmsford, N.Y.-based quantum computing company Seeqc has raised $22.4 million in a Series A fundraising round.

Amazon’s Braket Quantum Cloud service now open for business — Forbes

Customers can purchase quantum computing services directly from the Amazon Braket platform, writes Paul Smith-Goodson. Here is the link:

The Department of Energy has started work on a quantum internet

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet in the U.S. The quantum internet is currently in its initial stages of development, according to the DOE.

Cineca gets 32 quadrillion calculations per second with IBM and Nvidia

IBM developed the Marconi100 supercomputer for the Italian computing center Cineca, the company said in a statement.

ARM and Linux take the supercomputer TOP500 crown — ZDNet

On June 22, Japan's Fugaku supercomputer, powered by Fujitsu's 48-core A64FX SoC and running Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), became the first ARM-powered supercomputer to be dubbed the fastest computer in...

MIT: Engineers put tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses on a single chip

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors.

Microwave-tech-touting British upstart scores £3.6m to build ‘large-scale quantum ‘puters’ — The Register

UK startup Universal Quantum has harvested £3.6m in seed funding, writes Lindsay Clark. Here is the link:

Intel’s neuromorphic research system can provide computation capacity of 100 million neurons

Intel announced the readiness of Pohoiki Springs on Wednesday. Pohoiki Springs is the company's latest neuromorphic research system.

NOAA awards General Dynamics a $505 million high-performance computing contract

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) was awarded a new $505 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Eideticom, Los Alamos National Laboratory collaborating to build compressed parallel filesystem

Eideticom and Los Alamos National Laboratory are collaborating to develop a NVMe-based compressed parallel filesystem.

Google and IBM clash over milestone quantum computing experiment — Quanta

Today Google announced that it achieved “quantum supremacy.” Its chief quantum computing rival, IBM, said it hasn’t. The disagreement hinges on what the term really means, writes Kevin Hartnett. Here is the...

IBM joins forces with Fraunhofer for quantum computing in Germany

IBM and the European applied research agency Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have inked an agreement to partner in the area of quantum computing.

Intel’s brain-inspired research chip system Pohoiki Beach available to research community now

Intel's brain-inspired research chip, the eight million neurons neuromorphic system,  is now available to the broader research community

A new law to describe quantum computing’s rise? — Quanta Magazine

Neven’s law states that quantum computers are improving at a “doubly exponential” rate. If it holds, quantum supremacy is around the corner, writes Kevin Hartnett. Here is the link: 

UK government invests $194M to commercialize quantum computing — TC

The UK government today announced a £153 million investment into efforts to commercialize quantum computing, writes Frederic Lardinois. Here is the link:

HPE to acquire Cray for $1.3 billion

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Cray have entered into a definitive agreement under which HPE will acquire Cray for approximately $1.3 billion.

Intel offers AI breakthrough in quantum computing — ZDNet

Intel's senior vice president and head of Mobileye, Amnon Shashua, has unveiled new research for capabilities of deep learning, and also offers a way forward for computing some commonly intractable problems...

U.S. Department of Energy awards Cray $600M supercomputer contract

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Cray a contract to build the 'Frontier' supercomputer at Oak  Ridge National Laboratory.

Zapata raises $21M

Quantum computing startup Zapata has raised $21 million in Series A financing.

All-photonic quantum repeaters could lead to a faster, more secure global quantum internet —...

Engineering researchers have demonstrated proof-of-principle for a device that could serve as the backbone of a future quantum Internet, according to the University of Toronto researchers. Here is the link:

ExxonMobil, research labs join IBM quantum computing network

ExxonMobil and research laboratories CERN, Argonne, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley are joining the IBM quantum computing network, says IBM.

IBM launches quantum computing system for commercial use

IBM has unveiled Q System One, what the company calls, 'an integrated universal approximate quantum computing system'.

Amazon Web Services hints at quantum computing future — Computerworld

Amazon Web Services has, for the first time, hinted at its interest in offering quantum computing to customers, writes George Nott. Here is the link:

Department of Energy awarding Berkeley Lab $30 million to build quantum testbed

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory $30 million over five years to build and operate an Advanced Quantum Testbed.