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Quantum: Atom Computing Raises $60M Series B Funding

January 20, 2022 — Berkeley, CA — Atom Computing, maker of a quantum computer made of nuclear-spin qubits from optically-trapped neutral atoms, today announced closure of a $60M Series B round. Third Point Ventures led the round, followed by Primer Movers Lab and insiders including Innovation Endeavors, Venrock and Prelude Ventures. Following the completion of […]

@HPCpodcast: Zettascale Is Coming – But What About Exascale?

After SC21, Patrick Kennedy at Serve the Home got a scoop when he met with Raja Koduri, SVP/GM of Intel’s Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics (AXG) Group, to discuss Intel’s zettascale projections and plans, anticipating delivery by 2027. Or maybe 2028. By way of definition, a zettaflop is 1,000 exaflops, or one sextillion (1021) floating point operations per second, a thousand times more powerful than an exascale system. But is this  realistic, considering exascale hasn’t quite been made official, at least not in the U.S.? Tune in to this episode of the @HPCpodcast and let us know what you think.

ORNL: Updated Exascale Earth Simulation Model Delivers 2X Speed

  Oak Ridge National Laboratory announced today that a new version of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model, or E3SM, is two times faster than an earlier version released in 2018. Earth system models have weather-scale resolution and use advanced computers to simulate aspects of earth’s variability and anticipate decadal changes that will critically impact […]

Quantum in the News: IBM Touts ‘Entanglement Forging’ Simulation; Multiverse Launches Quantum-based Stock Valuations

Quantum is in the news this week, with IBM today announcing new research on its “entanglement forging” simulation method and Multiverse Computing launching  a quantum-based method for financial institutions to calculate stock valuations. At IBM, “entanglement forging” creates a “remarkably accurate” simulation of a water molecule using half as many qubits on IBM’s 27-qubit Falcon […]

Quantum Brilliance in $22.5M Quantum Chips Project

STUTTGART, Germany, January 19, 2022 — Quantum Brilliance, a German-Australian manufacturer of innovative quantum computing hardware, today announced a joint research project with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF and the University of Ulm to develop new techniques for the fabrication and control of diamond-based quantum microprocessors. The goal of the €19.9 million ($22.5 […]

Q-CTRL Appoints Aravind Ratnam to Chief Strategy Officer

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12, 2022 – Q-CTRL, a quantum control engineering solutions company, today announced the addition of Aravind Ratnam as Chief Strategy Officer. Most recently, Ratnam served as Head of Products for Sense Photonics (acquired by NASDAQ: OUST) and Vice President of Products for AEye Inc. (NASDAQ: LIDR) “I am honored to join the Q-CTRL […]

inside HPC-Hyperion Research Interview: Catalog’s Dave Turek on the Promise of DNA-based Data Storage and Compute

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Dave Turek is one of the venerable names in HPC. Having long served at IBM in senior strategic roles, he has spent decades at supercomputing’s leading edge. In 2020, Turek joined a Cambridge, MA company called Catalog, a venture-funded startup immersed in the emerging and exotic world of DNA-based data storage and compute. In this interview conducted by insideHPC on behalf of HPC industry analyst firm Hyperion Research, Turek explains the basics of DNA-based technology, its performance characteristics, initial workloads and markets to which it’s expected to be applied and a timeline for commercial viability.

Exascale: ALCF and Intel to Host Aurora Learning Paths Series

The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) in partnership with Intel will host the ALCF Aurora Learning Paths learning seriesto explore use of oneAPI and Data Parallel C++ (DPC++), Intel’s open-source implementation of SYCL, to demonstrate methods to achieve performant, portable code across five platforms available on the Intel Devcloud. There are four modules within the […]

Quantum Startup Multiverse Computing Wins €12.5M Funding from European Innovation Council

SAN SEBASTIÁN, SPAIN — (December 17, 2021) – Multiverse Computing today announced it will receive €12.5 million ($14.2 million USD) as part of the latest funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program, making Multiverse one of the most well-capitalized quantum startups in Europe. The investment comes on the heels of Multiverse’s €10 million seed round less than two […]

@HPCpodcast: Quantum Computing Is on the Way to a $1B Market – Sooner Than You Might Think

Quantum computing is as eagerly anticipated a technology as there’s ever been. The scientific and Wall Street communities, to name just two market segments, can’t wait to get their hands on quantum systems able to handle workloads beyond the reach of classical HPC. In the meantime, the technology world waits impatiently while quantum R&D proceeds. […]