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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: https://phys.org/news/2019-01-all-photonic-quantum-faster-global-internet.html

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.

UK Met Office starts using Cray Urika-XC AI and analytics

The Met Office, the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service, has expanded its Cray XC40 supercomputer with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics capabilities.

Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer — Ars Technica

In a Bose-Einstein condensate, the roles of light and matter are reversed. Researchers have used this to demonstrate a BEC quantum walk, writes Chris Lee. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/doing-the-quantum-mash-cloud-of-atoms-may-provide-new-way-to-compute/

Quantum computing company D-Wave creates new Quadrant business unit

Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems has created a new business unit. Called Quadrant, the unit is expected to provide machine learning services for deep learning.

How to build a mini supercomputer for under $100 — Motherboard

Github user Wei Lin has built a scalable computing cluster comprised of $7 chips, writes Daniel Oberhaus in Motherboard. Here is the link: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjpb78/diy-computing-cluster-esp32-raspberry-pi Here is the link to Mr. Lin's GitHub repository: https://github.com/Wei1234c/Broccoli/blob/master/notebooks/demo/Broccoli_readme_en.md

Accenture invests in quantum computing firm 1QBit

Accenture has made a minority investment in 1QBit, a  quantum computing firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia, through Accenture Ventures. The two companies have also formed a strategic alliance, under which Accenture...

Samsung purchases Cray CS-Storm supercomputer

The Samsung Strategy & Innovation Center (SSIC) procured the CS-Storm for use in its research into artificial intelligence and deep learning.