Oak Ridge Lab: Researchers Use AI for Autonomous Discovery and Optimization of Materials

Researchers are developing ways to accelerate discovery by combining automated experiments, artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. A novel tool developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory that leverages those technologies has demonstrated that AI can influence materials synthesis and conduct associated experiments without human supervision. This autonomous materials synthesis tool uses pulsed laser deposition, or PLD, to deposit […]

Quantum: Q-CTRL’s Black Opal Wins 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Award

LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2024 — Q-CTRL, a developer of quantum infrastructure software, today announced it is the winner of the Digital Courseware Solution of the Year Award by EdTech Breakthrough for its quantum computing workforce development educational platform, Black Opal for Enterprise. Q-CTRL said that within the EdTech industry, Black Opal for Enterprise offers […]

Taking Liquid Cooling to Next Level: Sandia Researchers Say Direct Immersion May Cut Power Use by 70%

…. by directly submergining electrical circuits and components in fluid that does not conduct electricity, Sandia National Laboratories researchers are taking liquid cooling to another level …. 

Livermore Lab and BridgeBio Announce Human Trials for HPC-Discovered Cancer Drug

In what Lawrence Livermore National Lab said is “a substantial milestone for supercomputing-aided drug design,” LLNL and BridgeBio Oncology Therapeutics  today announced clinical trials have begun for ….

D-Wave Extends Agreement with Aramco Europe to Explore Quantum-Powered Optimization of Geophysical Problems

PALO ALTO, Calif. – June 6, 2024 – D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) announced today that it has extended its agreement with energy company Aramco to manage geophysical optimization problems through quantum technologies. Aramco Research Center in Delft, the Netherlands, is focused on developing advanced computing technologies to help address global energy challenges. For the […]

JPMorgan Chase, Argonne and Quantinuum Show Theoretical Quantum Optimization Speedup

June 5, 2024 — In a new paper in Science Advances on May 29, researchers at JPMorgan Chase, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and Quantinuum have demonstrated clear evidence of a quantum algorithmic speedup for the quantum approximate optimization algorithm (QAOA). This algorithm has been studied extensively and has been implemented […]

Eviden Reports on New Contract Wins and Technology (HPC, AI, Quantum, As-a-Service) Updates

At ISC 2024, we were given a tour of the Eviden booth, which – being the focal point at the conference of Europe’s leading HPC-AI systems vendor – was a beehive of activity. The tour began with a business and customer update ….

NSF Awards Additional $9.8M to NCSA for Delta, DeltaAI HPC

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Illinois was recently awarded $4.9 million of supplemental funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for Delta and an additional $4.9 million for DeltaAI to expand the potential capabilities of the soon-to-launch system by nearly 50 percent. NCSA originally received nearly $25 million from NSF in 2023 to deploy and operate DeltaAI, an advanced […]

Supercomputer Funding for BC Universities in Canada for Research in Health Care and More

June 3, 2024 — The Government of British Columbia and the Digital Research Alliance of Canad are investing over $81M into the supercomputers at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. SFU will use a combined investment of over $66M to renew the infrastructure of its Cedar system, which is an academic supercomputer that is […]

 Montana State Selects ORCA Computing for Distributed Quantum Computing and Communications

LONDON and AUSTIN, June 5, 2024 — ORCA Computing, a quantum computing company, has been selected by Montana State University (MSU) to supply two PT-1 quantum photonics systems, advancing distributed quantum computing and critical quantum capabilities. Funded by the U.S Air Force as part of a new Applied Quantum CORE grant, the ORCA systems will […]