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Quantum Computing at NIST

Carl Williams from NIST gave this talk at the HPC User Forum in Tucson. “Quantum information science research at NIST explores ways to employ phenomena exclusive to the quantum world to measure, encode and process information for useful purposes, from powerful data encryption to computers that could solve problems intractable with classical computers.”

Exascale Computing for Long Term Design of Urban Systems

In this episode of Let’s Talk Exascale, Charlie Catlett from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago describes how extreme scale HPC will be required to better build Smart Cities. “Urbanization is a bigger set of challenges in the developing world than in the developed world, but it’s still a challenge for us in US and European cities and Japan.”

Atos Quantum Learning Machine can now simulate real Qubits

Researchers at the Atos Quantum Laboratory have successfully modeled ‘quantum noise’ and as a result, simulation is more realistic than ever before, and is closer to fulfilling researchers’ requirements. “We are thrilled by the remarkable progress that the Atos Quantum program has delivered as of today,” said Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos.

IBM brings in Startups to Accelerate Quantum Computing

Over at the IBM blog, Jeff Welser writes that nearly 100 startups, venture capitalists, and industry thought leaders are gathering today at the first IBM Q Summit Silicon Valley event. “IBM Q Summit attendees are gathering to discuss what to expect over the next five years and what it means to be “quantum ready.” The discussion will inevitably also center on the emerging role of the quantum developer and what that means for future application development.”

Video: Enabling Quantum Computing Over the Cloud

“Quantum computing has recently become a topic that has captured the minds and imagination of a much wider audience. Dr. Jerry Chow joined CloudFest to speak to the near future of quantum computing and insights into the IBM Q Experience, which since May 2016 has placed a rudimentary quantum computer on the Cloud for anyone and everyone to access.”

European Processor Initiative to develop chip for future supercomputers

Today the European Commission announced more details on the European Processor Initiative to co-design, develop and bring on the market a low-power microprocessor. “This technology, with drastically better performance and power, is one of the core elements needed for the development of the European Exascale machine. We expect to achieve unprecedented levels of performance at very low power, and EPI’s HPC and automotive industrial partners are already considering the EPI platform for their product roadmaps,” said Philippe Notton, the EPI General Manager.

A Primer on Quantum Computing… with Doughnuts!

Jessica Pointing from MIT gave this talk at the IBM Think conference. “Because atoms and subatomic particles behave in strange and complex ways, classical physics can not explain their quantum behavior. However, when the behavior is harnessed effectively, systems become far more powerful than classical computers… quantum powerful.”

Video: IBM Quantum Computing will be “Mainstream in Five Years”

Talia Gershon from the Thomas J. Watson Research Center gave this talk at the 2018 IBM Think conference. “There is a whole class of problems that are too difficult for even the largest and most powerful computers that exist today to solve. These exponential challenges include everything from simulating the complex interactions of atoms and molecules to optimizing supply chains. But quantum computers could enable us to solve these problems, unleashing untold opportunities for business.”

Optalysys Speeds Deep Learning with Optical Processing

“Optalysys has for the first time ever, applied optical processing to the highly complex and computationally demanding area of CNNs with initial accuracy rates of over 70%. Through our uniquely scalable and highly efficient optical approach, we are developing models that will offer whole new levels of capability, not only cloud-based but also opening up the extraordinary potential of CNNs to mobile systems.”

Whurley Keynotes SXSW: The Endless Impossibilities of Quantum Computing

William Hurley from Strangeworks gave this talk at SXSW 2018. “Quantum computing isn’t just a possibility, it’s an inevitable next step. During his Keynote, whurley discusses how it will forever change the computing landscape and potentially the balance of international power. Countries around the world are investing billions to become the first quantum superpower. When we say an emerging technology represents a “paradigm shift,” it’s often hyperbole. In the case of quantum computing, it’s an understatement.”