At ISC 2024: Chief Architect Kirk Bresniker on HPE’s Quantum – and Overall Heterogenous – Vision

At ISC 2024, we spoke with Kirk Bresniker, chief architect of Hewlett Packard Labs. Bresniker is closely involved in directing HPE’s supercomputing vision, and he provides a glimpse ….

Pasqal Signs Quantum Computing Agreement with Aramco

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, May 20, 2024 – Energy and chemicals company Aramco has signed an agreement with neutral atom quantum computing company Pasqal to install what the companies said is the first quantum computer in Saudi Arabia. Pasqal will install, maintain and operate a 200-qubit quantum computer, which is scheduled for deployment in the second […]

HPC News Bytes 20240513: ISC 2024 Starts, Quantum Investments, China-Taiwan-TSMC Scenario Planning, Electricity Supply Running Low

Let’s take a quick (6:21) run through new developments in the world of HPC-AI, including: ISC 2024 begins today, substantial new investments in quantum continue, U.S. Commerce ….

DOE Announces $60-70M Quantum Information Science Funding Opportunity

May 9, 2024 — The DOE SC program in High Energy Physics (HEP) announced its interest in receiving interdisciplinary applications for open scientific research on Quantum Information Science (QIS) Enabled Discovery (QuantISED) to further the HEP mission to understand how the universe works at its most fundamental level. More about this opportunity can be found […]

Quantum: Photonic Adds to its Executive Management Team

VANCOUVER, May 2, 2024—Quantum in silicon company Photonic today announced it is adding to its executive leadership team in the areas of research and development, materials science, quantum technologies, marketing, human resources and legal. “Photonic has searched extensively for the right talent to help us achieve our ambitious goals. We are confident that, with these […]

Australian Government Invests $940M AUD in PsiQuantum

April 29, 2024 — The Australian government has announced a $940 million AUD — about $617 million US — investment in PsiQuantum, a Silicon Valley start-up with Australian roots, in a bid to build the world’s first commercially viable quantum computer in Brisbane. The federal and Queensland governments are each contributing $470 million to PsiQuantum […]

Pasqal and Welinq Partner to Develop Quantum Interconnects

Paris – April 23, 2024 – Neutral atom quantum computing company Pasqal and Welinq, a quantum networking company, today announced a partnership intended to to address challenging problems in neutral atom quantum computing. The companies said the next-generation Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) are expected to execute quantum algorithms relying on a large number of qubits, while […]

Quantum: D-Wave Introduces Anneal Feature

PALO ALTO, Calif – April 18, 2024 — Quantum computing company D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) today launched the fast-anneal feature, available on all of D-Wave’s quantum processing units (QPUs) in the Leap real-time quantum cloud service. The fast-anneal feature has been a key part of D-Wave’s research milestones, including work published in Nature Physics (2022) and Nature (2023), […]

Riverlane Wins DARPA Quantum Benchmarking Program Grant

April 17, 2024 — Quantum computing company Riverlane has been selected for Phase 2 of the Quantum Benchmarking program funded by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The aim of the program is to design key quantum computing metrics for practically relevant problems and estimate the required quantum and classical resources needed to reach […]

LBNL Leads Quantum Data Storage, Visualization Project

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has announced that national lab and university researchers recently released two papers introducing new methods of data storage and analysis to make quantum computing more practical and exploring how visualization helps in understanding quantum computing. “This work represents significant strides in understanding and harnessing current quantum devices for data encoding, processing, and visualization,” […]