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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.

Inspur awarded contract to build a Petascale AI Supercomputer

Inspur has been awarded a contract to design and build a Petascale AI Supercomputer for Central China Normal University.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory acquires Atos Quantum Learning Machine

Atos has inked a new contract with US-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a 30-Qubit Quantum Learning Machine.

Toyota , D-Wave ink quantum computing collaboration

D-Wave Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding with Toyota Tsusho, the trading arm of the Toyota Group.

QCI raises $18 million

Quantum Circuits Inc (QCI) has raised $18 million in a Series A funding round. The investment was co-led by Canaan Partners and Sequoia Capital. Tribeca Venture Partners, Osage University Partners, and previous investor...

IBM announces advances to quantum computing systems

IBM announced two quantum processor upgrades for its Q early-access commercial systems, an initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems for business and science applications. The upgrades represent advances in quantum...

Supermicro to provide advanced computing solutions to NCCS

Enterprise computing company Supermicro says the company has partnered with the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) to expand advanced computing and data analytics used to study the Earth, solar system...

Unisys wins NRC cloud computing contract

Unisys was selected for award of a task order to provide services and support to move the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) high-performance computing operations to a cloud platform. Services were awarded as...

Intel delivers 17-qubit superconducting test chip

Intel says it delivered a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, the company's quantum research partner in the Netherlands. Qubits are tremendously fragile: Any noise or unintended observation of...