Q-CTRL Reports Optimization Problem Records

London, June 5, 2024 – Quantum infrastructure software company Q-CTRL today announced published results that the company says demonstrate a boost of more than 4X in the size of an optimization problem that can be accurately solved, and show that a utility-scale IBM quantum computer can outperform competitive annealer and trapped ion technologies. “The recent […]

IBM, HPE and Quantum Corp. Report LTO Tape Capacity Shipments Grew 3.14% in 2023  

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., May 21, 2024 – The LTO Program Technology Provider Companies (TPCs), Hewlett Packard Enterprise , International Business Machines Corporation and Quantum Corporation, today released their annual tape media shipment report, detailing year-over-year shipments through the fourth quarter of 2023. The report reveals a record 152.9 exabytes (EB) of total tape capacity (compressed) shipped in 2023, with a […]

IBM Launches Power Server for AI Workloads, Core-Cloud-Edge

Today IBM introduced the IBM Power S1012, a 1-socket, half-wide Power10 processor-based system that IBM said delivers up to 3X more performance per core versus Power S812. [2] It is available in a 2U rack-mounted or tower deskside form factor and is optimized for edge-level computing and  also delivers the lowest entry price point in […]

IBM in $137M Semiconductor Agreement with Canada

BROMONT, QC, April 26, 2024 — IBM, the government of Canada and the government of Quebec today announced agreements to develop the assembly, testing and packaging (ATP) capabilities for semiconductor modules for telecommunications, high performance computing (HPC), automotive, aerospace and defence, computer networks and generative AI, at IBM Canada’s plant in Bromont, Quebec. The agreements reflect […]

IBM AIU SoC Cluster to be Installed at Univ. of Albany

IBM’s long, slow climb back into advanced computing prominence took a turn yesterday with news from the University at Albany that it will be the first academic institution to receive a prototype computing cluster based on IBM’s Artificial Intelligence Unit (AIU). While IBM dropped out of traditional supercomputing….

Korea Quantum Computing and IBM Collaborate

BUSAN, South Korea, Jan. 29, 2024 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Korea Quantum Computing (KQC) has engaged IBM to offer IBM’s AI software and infrastructure, as well as quantum computing services. KQC’s ecosystem of users will have access to IBM’s full stack solution for AI, including watsonx, an AI and data platform to train, tune […]

HPC News Bytes 20231218: Intel’s Emerald Rapids Chip, New York State’s ‘Chips Act,’ Quantum Market Sizing, NVIDIA vs. AMD ‘Benchmarketing’

A happy Monday morning to you in the run-up to the holidays. Here’s a quick run-down on recent HPC-AI news, including: Intel’s Gen-5 Emerald Rapids chip, New York State’s “Chips Act,” quantum market sizing, GPU “Benchmarketing”: Nvidia vs. AMD

Algorithmiq in Quantum Utility Path Demonstration with IBM Quantum

Helsinki and Yorktown, Virginia December 4, 2023: Algorithmiq, a scaleup developing quantum algorithms for life sciences, said it has run one of the largest scale error mitigation experiments to date on IBM’s hardware. The company said this positions Algorithmiq and IBM to reach quantum utility for real world use cases. The experiment was run with Algorithmiq’s […]

IBM Quantum Debuts 133-Qubit Processor and New System

Today, at its annual IBM Quantum Summit in New York, the company debuted the 133-qubit Quantum Heron, the first in what IBM said will be a series of utility-scale quantum processors whose architecture has been engineered over the past four years. IBM said the processor “deliver(s) IBM’s highest performance metrics and lowest error rates….”

PINQ² to Operate IBM Quantum System One in Quebec

Bromont, Quebec, September 22, 2023 – The Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ²), a non-profit organization (NPO) founded by the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Energy of Quebec (MEIE – ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et de l’Énergie du Québec) and the Université de Sherbrooke, and IBM announced the inauguration of an […]