AI Governance Proposal: Control AI by Controlling Compute

To control compute – to squeeze or open the spigot of processing power – is to control AI. In doing so, AI can be steered toward beneficial results while avoiding, or punishing, bad ones. That’s the argument forwarded in a white paper from 15 research centers and universities in the U.S., Canada and the UK – and OpenAI….

Harvard, MIT and QuEra Report 99.5% Two-Qubit Gate Fidelity on 60 Neutral Atom Qubits

BOSTON, October 12, 2023 – Neutral-atom quantum company QuEra Computing today announced that a team of researchers from Harvard, MIT and QuEra successfully demonstrated two-qubit entangling gates with an unprecedented 99.5 percent fidelity on 60 neutral atom qubits in parallel. The organizations said it is the result of a test conducted by Harvard University’s Department […]

Harvard Uses Google Cloud to Clone Supercomputer for Medical Research Runs

A Harvard scientist used Google Cloud Platform compute resources to construct an HPC clone to conduct heart disease study, according to a Reuters story, “a novel move that other researchers could follow to get around a shortage of powerful computing resources….”

Harvard’s Cannon Supercomputer is Anything but Loose

In this sponsored post, Dr. Scott Yockel, University Research Computing Officer at the Harvard University and Scott Tease, Vice President and General Manager of HPC and AI at Lenovo, discuss how the Cannon Supercomputer’s mission is clear – to be the computational powerhouse behind some of the most groundbreaking research of this world and beyond – from the impact of environmental pollutants on human health to the intricate study of black holes.

Software-defined Microarchitecture: An Arguably Terrible Idea, But Certainly Not The Worst Idea

James Mickens from Harvard University gave this talk at HiPEAC 2020. “In this presentation, I will describe some of the benefits that would emerge from a new kind of processor that aggressively exposes microarchitectural state and allows it to be programmed. Using elaborate hand gestures and cheap pleas for sympathy, I will explain why my proposals are different than prior “open microarchitecture” ideas like transport-triggered designs.”