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Thoughts on SC21: Exascale, TOP500, Diversity in HPC, Quantum, the Metaverse

We pulled together a quartet of HPC thought leaders from the technology analyst and national lab communities to gather their reflections on SC21, ranging from big-picture insights on how the event reflects the state of HPC to the keynotes, sessions and announcements they think were particularly notable. Topics covered: The need for diversity in recruiting […]

Yonsei Univ. to Bring IBM Quantum System One to Korea

SEOUL, November 16, 2021 — Today at the IBM Quantum Summit, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Yonsei University announced that Korea is expected to become the fourth country in the world to have an on-premises IBM Quantum System One after the United States, Germany, and Japan. The IBM Quantum System One at Yonsei is expected to be online in 2023 at […]

IBM Unveils 127-Qubit Quantum Processor

Nov. 15, 2021 — IBM today announced a 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021. The company said the processor is a significant step toward tapping into the massive computing potential of devices based on quantum physics and “heralds the point in hardware development where quantum circuits cannot be reliably simulated […]

BMW Group and AWS Pick QCI Qatalyst as Finalist in Quantum Computing Challenge

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 9, 2021 – Quantum Computing Inc. (Nasdaq: QUBT), whose mission is to brige the power of classical and quantum computing, announced that its Qatalyst quantum software was selected as one of three finalists for the final round of the BMW Group and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Quantum Computing Challenge for the Vehicle Sensor Placement use case. The […]

Nov. 4 Chicago Quantum Summit to Focus on Quantum Ecosystems

CHICAGO — Experts in quantum science and technology from around the globe will gather tomorrow, November 4, both virtually and in person, for the fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit. The event, hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, will bring together academic, government, and industry leaders to discuss how the field can strengthen and expand the quantum […]

Pasqal Launches ML Protocol for Comparing Graph-based Data on Quantum Systems

PARIS, Oct. 28, 2021 – Pasqal, developers of neutral atom-based quantum technology, today announced the publication of a scientific paper in the peer-reviewed APS Physics journal Physical Review A presenting a new machine learning protocol for measuring the similarity between graph-structured data on quantum computers. Titled “Quantum evolution kernel: Machine learning on graphs with programmable arrays of qubits,” the […]

ColdQuanta’s Research-as-a-Service Begins 1st Project with Oak Ridge

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 18, 2021 — Cold atom quantum technology company ColdQuanta has announced the company has embarked on its first project under its new Quantum Research as a Service (QRaaS) Division to build a custom ion trap system for Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The QRaaS division sits alongside the company’s Quantum Computing and Cold […]

Cambridge Quantum Releases Quantum NLP Toolkit and Library

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cambridge Quantum today announced the release of what it said is the world’s first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP). The toolkit is called lambeq, named after the late mathematician and linguist Joachim Lambek. CQ said lambeq converts sentences into a quantum circuit and is designed to accelerate the development […]

Quantum Accelerator Duality Announces First Corporate Supporters

Oct. 13, 2021 — Duality, the nation’s first accelerator focused on supporting quantum science and technology companies, has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is among its first corporate supporters, along with Caruso Ventures, Lathrop GPM LLP, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff (MBHB), Silicon Valley Bank, and Toptica Photonics to support its inaugural cohort of six startups, and help fuel quantum innovation in […]

Quantum Company Rigetti Computing to Go Public via SPAC

BERKELEY, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2021 — Rigetti & Co., Inc. (“Rigetti”), a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (“Supernova II”) (NYSE:SNII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. When the transaction closes, the publicly traded company will be named Rigetti […]