MIT Reports Fluxonium Qubit Architecture Achieves Progress on Quantum Error Correction

MIT researchers report they have demonstrated a novel superconducting qubit architecture that can perform operations between qubits with greater accuracy, addressing a roadblock to commercial use of quantum computers: error correction. The researchers utilized a relatively new type of superconducting qubit, known as fluxonium, which can have a lifespan that is longer….

@HPCpodcast: Evaluating Specialty AI Chips at Argonne’s AI Testbed

Our latest episode of @HPCpodcast delves into the Cambrian explosion of AI specialty chips – of which there so many have been released on the HPC-AI market that it’s hard to discern which chip is right for what workload. Hence the AI Testbed at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. Shahin and Doug spoke with Venkat Vishwanath….

Los Alamos Reports Hardware Approach Offers New Quantum Computing Paradigm

Los Alamost National Laboratory reported today that a potentially game-changing theoretical approach to quantum computing hardware avoids some of the complexity in quantum….

DOE Announces $11M Awarded for Extreme-Scale Science

Aug. 10, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $11 million in funding for 15 projects in exploratory research for extreme-scale science intended to leverage emerging trends and advances in high-end computing, massive datasets, scientific machine learning, artificial intelligence, and novel computing architectures, including quantum computing. Total funding is $11 million for […]

D-Wave Quantum Company and Davidson Technologies Collaborate on National Defense Efforts

BURNABY, B.C., PALO ALTO, Calif. and HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — August 7, 2023 — D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS), a quantum computing systems, software and services; and Davidson Technologies, Inc., a technology services company that provides engineering, technical and management solutions for the Department of Defense, aerospace and commercial customers, today announced progress in their collaboration to create […]

McKinsey on the Future of Compute: The Rise of Domain-Specific Architectures

There’s more to the rise in HPC and AI of domain-specific architectures (DSAs), starting with GPUs, than just the superior throughput they can deliver. Yes, the deceleration of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling are the primary reasons for the CPU’s decline in dominance. But other factors are playing a strong, enabling role for DSAs. Consulting […]

QuEra Expands Access to Quantum Computers

BOSTON, August 2, 2023 – QuEra Computing, a developer of neutral-atom quantum computers, today announced it now supports new ways of accessing its quantum computers to meet the computing, compliance and security requirements of any customer. Under QuEra’s new program, its quantum computers can now be leased for on-premise use, accessed via a premium service […]

DOE Awards $11.7M for Research on Quantum Computing

July 27, 2023 — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $11.7 million in funding for six collaborative projects intended to improve understanding of whether, when, and how quantum computing might advance the frontiers of computational science, the agency said. Total funding is $12 million for projects lasting up to four years in duration, […]

Overcoming the Limitations of Classical HPC and Quantum: A New Computational Method

By Ruti Ben-Shlomi, CEO and Co-founder, LightSolver There’s a lot of excitement around exascale-class supercomputing and the possibilities of quantum computing, but there’s an emerging alternative advanced computing paradigm that transcends the limits of classical HPC and is more practical than quantum computing for complex, multivariable problems. Called the laser-based processing unit (LPU), this entrant […]

PASQAL Announces €50,000 Hackathon for Quantum Sustainability Solutions

Paris, July 24, 2023 – Quantum computing company PASQAL today announced a hackathon dedicated to generating ideas for quantum-based solutions that can accelerate the sustainable energy transition: The Blaise Pascal [re]Generative Quantum Challenge.This year is the 400th anniversary of the birth of French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal. To honor this occasion, the Pre-registration opened July […]