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DOE Funds $17.5M for 3 ORNL-led Quantum Research Projects

September 22, 2021 — Of the $61 million recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy for quantum information science studies, $17.5 million will fund research at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. These projects will help build the foundation for the quantum internet, advance quantum entanglement capabilities — which involve sharing information through paired particles of light […]

Riken Claims Quantum Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits

Researchers at Japan’s RIKEN scientific research institute have claimed a breakthrough in quantum computing, increasing the number of silicon-based qubits that can be entangled to three from two, which they say improves the potential of spin qubits for realizing multi-qubit quantum algorithms and effectively addressing quantum error correction. Reporting recently in SciTechDaily, the five researchers […]

Indian Institute of Tech, Max-Born Institut Team Say Graphene Valleytrionics Could Enable Room Temperature Quantum

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology and Max-Born Institute of Germany have published a study on a novel approach for encoding quantum information: valleytronics. Aside from their charge, electrons have another parameter that can be manipulated: their “valley pseudospin,” which are the local minima in the energy bands of solids that can […]

How the Sea Slug Could Help Make AI Smarter

If you’ve seen “My Octopus Teacher” you know how intelligent creatures of the deep can be. Now comes research from Purdue University indicating that the sea slug, a most basic and simple of sea animals, may help AI hardware get smarter. A team of Purdue researchers today announced the findings of a study showing that […]

The State of Quantum Computing Today: Market Sizing, CAGR Projections, Buyer Expectations

Though embryonic, the quantum computing industry is coming into focus, taking on the earmarks of a viable entity on the computing landscape – earmarks that have progressed beyond the possibilities, promises and potential that have mostly characterized the technology to date. Examples: as quantum offers increasing early-stage utility, we can foresee the way in which […]

NEC Launches ‘Quantum-inspired’ Simulated Annealing Service Using Vector Supercomputers

NEC Corporation has announced the launch of the “NEC Vector Annealing Service,” a quantum-inspired simulated annealing service that uses a vector supercomputer, as well as the launch of educational services that enable participants to learn about quantum computers and how to use simulated annealing machines, according to the company. NEC said it will start offering […]

Exascale Computing Project Launches Leadership Scientific Software Portal

The Exascale Computing Project (ECP) has established the Leadership Scientific Software (LSSw) portal, where those interested can sign up for LSSw town hall (Zoom) meetings, (the first will be Thursday, Sept. 16, 3–4:30 p.m. ET) join an LSSw Slack workspace, and opt-in for a mail list that will announce LSSw events. More information can be […]

Quantum Brilliance Raises $9.7M Funding to Advance Diamond Quantum Accelerator

CANBERRA, Australia–Quantum Brilliance, a venture-backed Australian-German full-stack quantum accelerator startup, today announced closing a USD$9.7 million seed investment co-led by the QxBranch founders’ and Main Sequence investment consortium. Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators that do not require near absolute zero temperature or complex laser systems to operate like mainframe quantum computers. […]

$61M Awarded by DOE for Quantum Information Science Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $61 million in funding awarded to infrastructure and research projects to advance quantum information science (QIS). The selected projects include: Strengthening U.S. competitiveness in QIS: Awards to five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC) will support the development of cutting-edge infrastructure and capabilities for nanoscience-based research to strengthen America’s competitiveness in QIS to enable […]

Intel Architecture Day: Details Revealed on Sapphire Rapids and ‘Powered on’ Ponte Vecchio

Harried data center and HPC server market dominator Intel today unveiled what the company said is its biggest shifts in Intel architectures in a generation. The Architecture Day event included looks at the two chips that will power the delayed Aurora exascale supercomputer, to be installed at Argonne National Laboratory; those chips are: Sapphire Rapids, […]