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Quantum computing: IBM just created this new way to measure the speed of quantum processors — ZDNet

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 Daphne Leprince-Ringuet.

Here is the link: https://www.zdnet.com/article/quantum-computing-this-is-how-ibm-is-now-measuring-the-speed-of-its-quantum-processors/

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Snowflake to acquire TruEra AI observability platform

Snowflake has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TruEra, providers of an AI observability platform. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Biggest Windows 11 update in 2 years nearly finalized, enters Release Preview — Ars Technica

Microsoft has released Windows 11 24H2 build 26100.712 to its Release Preview testing channel for Windows Insiders, a sign that the update is nearly complete and that the company has shifted into bug-fixing mode ahead of general availability, writes Andrew Cunningham in Ars Technica. 

Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents, writes Kylie Robison in The Verge.