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Interview: D-Wave Systems Steps Up With Quantum Computing

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“We’ve grown substantially and matured as a company. We’ve expanded our customer base. We’ve hired many talented people who have strengthened our core technical, administrative, legal, and management teams. We’re in the final stages of perfecting the design of our next generation, “Washington”, quantum processor. We’ve cemented new business relationships with companies, including 1QBit, DNA-SEQ, and QxBranch, aiming to develop software for our platform. And we have gained a deeper understanding of the best ways to harness quantum computing resources.”

Radio Free HPC Sorts Through the News Grab Bag

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In this episode, the Radio Free HPC team digs into the Grab Bag for Topics of the Week. Dan attended the Lenovo Analyst Conference, and they have him convinced that the company is Going Big on HPC. Rich notes that D-Wave Systems has just landed an additional $29 Million in financing. Is Quantum Computing ready for Prime Time? Finally, Henry is looking forward to seeing what the President’s science priorities are going to be when his budget comes out this week.

D-Wave Systems Raises $29M for Quantum Computing

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Today D-Wave Systems announced that it has closed $29 million in funding to accelerate development of the company’s quantum hardware and software.

Video: High Performance Quantum Computing

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In this video, Matthias Troyer speaks at Google on the topic of “High Performance Quantum Computing.” The presentation took place on December 2, 2014.

This Week in HPC: Major IT Players Explore Alternate Architectures and Interest Accelerates for FPGAs and Quantum Computing

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In this episode of This Week in HPC, Michael Feldman and Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research look at FPGAs for high performance computing. After that, they discuss the latest news on quantum computing.

Station Q Tackles Quantum Computing at Microsoft

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“Our belief is that trying to build a quantum machine by controlling electron spin and using surface codes is like trying to build a computer using vacuum tubes. Labs all over the world can do that, but you’ll never be able to scale up.”

Google Develops Quantum Computing Playground

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Developed by Google engineers, the Quantum Computing Playground is a browser-based WebGL Chrome Experiment featuring a simple IDE interface and its own scripting language with debugging and 3D quantum state visualization features.

EPSRC to Fund £155 Million for Quantum Computing Research

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has opened a £155 million fund for a national network of Quantum Technology Hubs that will exploit the properties of quantum physics to develop quantum technologies.

Interview: Solving Tech Problems with Quantum Computing

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In this video, D-Wave CEO Vern Brownell discusses the company’s progress in quantum computing. “I hope the pendulum swings back the other way at some point, where it becomes more in vogue to do more of this science-based research, because it’s really important for us to transform science into technology.”

NASA’s Rupak Biswas Investigates the Weird World of Quantum Computing

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In this special feature, John Kirkley talks with Dr. Biswas to learn more about NASA’s fledgling involvement in the weird world of quantum computing.