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Q-CTRL Software to power Bleximo Quantum Accelerators for Business Computing

Today quantum startup Q-CTRL announced a global partnership to power superconducting ‘quantum accelerators’ from Bleximo, a full-stack quantum computing startup based in Berkeley, Calif. With the agreement, Q-CTRL will deliver software tools to the Bleximo team and serve as the preferred provider of ‘quantum firmware’ for quantum computing systems that Bleximo brings to market. “Our combined solutions will help speed the development and usefulness of quantum computing for a variety of industrial applications.”

Lenovo and Intel Power Data-Intensive Science at the Flatiron Institute

Today Lenovo and Intel revealed how their collaboration on joint technology solutions that accelerate the convergence of HPC and AI are helping scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve scientific challenges in entirely new ways. “Seeing some of the greatest minds rely upon our technology to discover answers for some of humanity’s most pressing questions is rewarding. But pushing the boundaries of HPC and AI capabilities even further so more people can benefit is what drives us.”

Traverse Supercomputer to accelerate fusion research at Princeton

Princeton’s High-Performance Computing Research Center recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Traverse, it’s newest supercomputer. Traverse is a 1.4 petaflop HPC cluster that ranks among the top 500 systems in the world. “Traverse is a mini version of ORNL’s Summit, thereby providing a stepping stone for the research community to one of the world’s fastest supercomputers,” said Curt Hillegas, associate CIO, Research Computin. “Getting experience using Traverse will allow our research groups to adapt their codes, so they can use the current leadership-class machines and be best prepared for the new exascale systems.”

Podcast: Quantum Supremacy? Yes and No!

In this podcast, the RadioFreeHPC team discusses the Google/NASA paper, titled “Quantum Supremacy Using a Programmable Superconducting Processor”, that was published and then unpublished. “The tantalizing promise of quantum computers is that certain computational tasks might be executed exponentially faster on a quantum processor than on a classical processor. A fundamental challenge is to build a high-fidelity processor capable of running quantum algorithms in an exponentially large computational space.”

New Intel Xeon W and X-Series Processors Accelerate Workstation AI

Today Intel unveiled its latest lineup of Intel Xeon W and X-series processors, which puts new classes of computing performance and AI acceleration into the hands of professional creators and PC enthusiasts.  “The professional and enthusiast communities require product engineering that caters to their specific mission-critical needs and keeps them on the cutting edge of technology advancements. This means the best hardware and software optimizations, but also looking at how we can infuse things like AI acceleration,”

Podcast: FinTech and HPC-AI

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team looks back at the HPC-AI on Wall Street conference. “We discuss the well-received Cryptocurrency panel that he moderated, the challenges of using of AI in financial services, the emerging computational storage, and advanced HPC-class modeling that helps venture capital investors decide whether to invest in a startup.”

Quantum Computing for the 21st Century

Brian Eccles from IBM gave this talk at the HPC User Forum. “IBM Q is the trusted partner to help you start your quantum journey and prepare for the era of quantum advantage. Discover early use cases, equip your organization with practical quantum skills, and access world-class expertise and technology to advance the field of quantum computing.”

Exxact Shipping Xilinx Alveo Accelerator-Powered Servers & Workstations

Today Exxact Corporation announced that their Xilinx Alveo Accelerator Powered Workstations & Servers are now shipping worldwide. The Xilinx Alveo accelerator-powered workstations and servers from Exxact are designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the modern data center, providing up to 90X performance increase over CPUs for computationally intensive workloads and perform up to 90X higher than CPUs on key workloads at 1/3 the cost. “Alveo accelerators offers the hardware adaptability of the FPGA with simple high-level development tools as well as containerized deployment options you’ll find with mainstream applications.”

Dell Powers Alzheimer’s Disease Breakthrough at The University of Queensland

Today Dell Technologies announced one of the first computational projects for The University of Queensland’s Dell HPC system may enable a non-invasive disease-modifying strategy for Alzheimer’s Disease. “With this supercomputer, the University of Queensland can harness machine learning to drive innovation, across a broad range of use cases, that previously wasn’t possible. We’re honored to play our part in the resulting discoveries that can change lives for the better.”

Xilinx Adopts Micron Xccela Flash to Accelerate AI

Today Micron Technology announced that it is working with Xilinx to boost the boot and dynamic configuration performance of Xilinx’s Versal platform, the industry’s first adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP). ACAP, a new category of heterogeneous compute devices, will use Micron Xccela flash and other Micron memory solutions to reduce system startup times and increase system responsiveness in automotive, industrial, networking and consumer applications that use artificial intelligence (AI).