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Quantum: Oxford Instruments and MagLab Partner on Superconducting Materials

March 1, 2023 — Aiming to leverage the knowledge and skills available at the National MagLab’s Applied Superconductivity Center (ASC) in combination with its own superconducting magnet design knowledge, Oxford Instruments, a leading provider of high-tech products and services to scientific research and applied quantum technology communities, has signed a licensing and sponsored research agreement […]

AliroNet Chosen as the Network Controller for EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk

BOSTON and CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — February 28, 2022 — Quantum networking company Aliro Quantum today announced that its AliroNet solution has been selected to provide the quantum network controller for the recently announced EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk. AliroNet will provide the user interface to EPB Quantum Network customers enabling end-users to define, validate, schedule, run […]

@HPCpodcast: ‘Quantum in Pictures’ Author Bob Coecke

The HPC community is a very intelligent bunch, as a rule, but a few segments of the industry call for an exceptional, Himalayan level of smarts. One of them is quantum. Conversing – or trying to converse – with a quantum computing specialist is for most of us a withering and futile experience from which we emerge feeling strangely reduced.  Quantum people speak a language we don’t know and play a sport we’ve never seen, yet we very much want to understand both. Quantum could change the world. But how? Into this opaque arena comes Bob Coecke, chief scientist at quantum company Quantinuum, who is co-author with Stefano Gogioso of the recently-released Quantum in Pictures: A New Way to Understand the Quantum World, which is intended to make quantum more accessible.

Google Claims Quantum Error Correction Advance

Google has claimed an advance in quantum computing related to the devilishly difficult problem of quantum error correction. In a blog post from Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, he said company quantum AI researchers have “experimentally demonstrated” that by increasing the number of qubits – the basic unit of quantum information – it’s possible […]

NCSA Facilitating Access to IBM Quantum Computing for Univ. of Illinois Researchers

Urbana-Champaign, IL — The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has released a story on improved access to IBM Quantum computing systems for UofI researchers through the Chicago Quantum Exchange. NCSA is assisting by coupling researchers with allocations to IBM quantum computing systems. “This is exciting because there is growing […]

Quantum Motion Raises £42 Million

London, UK. 21 February 2023 – Quantum Motion, a UK-based quantum computing scale-up founded by Professor John Morton, UCL, and Professor Simon Benjamin, Oxford University, has raised over £42 million in equity funding. The oversubscribed round is led by Bosch Ventures (RBVC) and joined by Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) and British Patient Capital. All existing investors from earlier […]

@HPCpodcast: IBM’s AI Supercomputer, Quantum in the News and Google’s ‘Bard’ vs. Bing’s ChatGPT

In our latest @HPCpodcast episode, Shahin and Doug discuss the latest HPC industry news, including several quantum computing developments, Google’s “Bard” generative AI response to the Chat GPT phenomenon, IBM’s “Vela” cloud-native AI supercomputer (powered by Intel Cascade Lake CPUs and NVIDIA A100 GPUs – and a general discuss of IBM’s evolved position in the HPC-AI industry.

Quantum Brilliance Raises $18M to Advance Miniaturized Quantum Computers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, February 15, 2023 – Quantum Brilliance, a developer of room-temperature miniaturised quantum computing products, today announced an $18 million USD fundraise. Investors include Breakthrough Victoria, Main Sequence, Investible, Ultratech Capital Partners, MA Growth Ventures, Jelix Ventures, Rampersand and CM Equity Partners. Quantum Brilliance will use the funding to expand international operations, deliver hardware and software […]

HPC Industry Veteran Raj Hazra Named CEO of Quantinuum

Tokyo, Cambridge, UK, Broomfield, CO — Feb. 14, 2023 — Quantum computing company Quantinuum today announced that HPC industry veteran Rajeeb (Raj) Hazra has been appointed chief executive officer. Quantinuum was formed in 2021 by the combination of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum’s middleware and applications. Hazra has more than three decades of experience […]

QuEra Quantum: Encoding Advance Allows for Solving Wider Set of Applications

Boston, February 14, 2023 – QuEra Computing, maker of a neutral-atom quantum computer, called Aquila, today announced its research team has uncovered a method to perform a wider set of optimization calculations using neutral-atom machines. The findings in the paper “Quantum optimization with arbitrary connectivity using Rydberg atom arrays” were made public today in Physical […]