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@HPCpodcast: Google Cloud’s 9 Exaflop AI Supercomputer, Chip Price Hikes, HPC Helps Photograph a Black Hole in Our Galaxy and IBM’s Quantum Ambitions

@HPCpodcast was so pleased with our last episode, an extensive interview with the University of Tennessee’s (and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s) Jack Dongarra (our followers liked it too), that we decided to let that episode stand as a special, double podcast edition podcast. Now Shahin and Doug are back behind our mics talking about a raft of interesting news in the HPC/AI world, including what Google Cloud bills as the fastest AI supercomputer, price hikes on chips from TSMC and Samsung, the role of the Frontera supercomputer in the visualization of a black hole in our Milky Way galaxy and IBM’s ambitious and well-executed quantum computing roadmap.

Classiq Announces Investment from HSBC, NTT Finance, Neva SGR (Intesa Sanpaolo Group)

TEL AVIV – May 16, 2022 – Quantum software company Classiq today announced the participation of three companies – HSBC, NTT Finance, and Intesa Sanpaolo – in the second closing of its Series B funding. This comes on the heels of its earlier Series B round news, and brings Classiq’s funding for this round to $36 million […]

Atos Talks European HPC Openness and a Hybrid Future of AI, Machine Learning and Quantum Supercomputing

This exclusive Q&A interview was conducted by Nages Sieslack of the ISC 2022 conference organization, with Eric Eppe, head of portfolio and solutions, HPC & Quantum at France-based HPC systems vendor Atos. Nages Sieslack: How are the needs of the European HPC market changing with regard to traditional supercomputing and things like deep learning/AI and […]

IBM Quantum Promises 4,000-Qubit Processor in 2025, Envisions ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputing’

At its Think 2022 conference this week, IBM declared its intent to deliver a 4,000+ qubit processor (“Kookaburra”) built with multiple clusters of scaled quantum computing processors. The updated quantum plan comes a year after IBM’s last roadmap announcement at Think 2021, in which IBM doubled down on delivering a 1,121-qubit processor by 2023.  Now […]

Classiq Announces $25K Quantum Circuits Challenge

TEL AVIV – May 11, 2022 – Quantum computing software company Classiq today announced the Classiq Coding Competition, rewarding those that create highly-efficient quantum circuits to solve important real-world problems. Quantum computers have limited resources, so building compact, optimized solutions that can make maximum use of those resources is critical, the company said. “Creating efficient […]

Collaboration Reports Milestone for Neutral Atom Quantum Computing

BOULDER, CO, April 20, 2022 — ColdQuanta, Riverlane and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, today announced they have successfully run a quantum algorithm on a cold atom qubit array system, codenamed “AQuA,” which the three companies say is an industry first “that brings quantum computing one step closer to real world applications.” The milestone was conducted at the University of Wisconsin–Madison […]

Quantinuum Announces Quantum Volume 4096 Achievement  

Quantum computing development company Quantinuum announced that the System Model H1-2 doubled its performance “to become the first commercial quantum computer to pass Quantum Volume 4096, a benchmark introduced by IBM in 2019 to measure the overall capability and performance of quantum computers.”   It marks the sixth time in two years that Quantinuum’s H-Series hardware, […]

@HPCpodcast: What’s New in HPC-class Storage and a New Feature: Top of the News

Join us for this episode – episode 20, be it noted – of the @HPCpodcast. It includes a new segment, Top of The News, offering a look at the top HPC developments of the week. Our discussion features federal funding for PsiQuantum and Global Foundries’ quantum computing research in upstate New York, along with AMD’s proposed acquisition of Pensando and Fujitsu’s new HPC cloud offerings that includes supercomputing technology used in the world’s most powerful HPC system, Fugaku.

World Quantum Day: Bank of Canada in Quantum Simulation of Cryptocurrency POC with Multiverse

 Toronto – April 14, 2022 – The Bank of Canada, a G7 central bank, and Multiverse Computing, a developer of quantum computing solutions for the financial industry and other sectors, announced completion of a proof-of-concept project using quantum computing to simulate the adoption of cryptocurrency as a method of payment by non-financial firms. The quantum […]

World Quantum Day: Intel and QuTech Collaborate on Silicon Qubits

April 14, 2022 — Researchers at Intel and QuTech, an advanced quantum computing research center consisting of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), report they have successfully created the first silicon qubits at scale at Intel’s D1 manufacturing factory in Hillsboro, Oregon. The result is […]