Quantum: Honeywell Closes $300M Round for Quantinuum

There are those who still insist quantum computing is a false dream and a fool’s errand, but quantum continues to make incursions into broader validation and wider backing. Example: Quantum computing company Quantinuum, the result of a November 2021 merger of Honeywell Quantum Solutions….

RIKEN Selects Quantinuum for Hybrid Quantum-HPC Platform

Quantum computing company Quantinuum and Japanese research institution and HPC center RIKEN announced that Quantinuum will provide RIKEN access to its H1-Series ion-trap quantum computing technology. The deployment will be part of RIKEN’s project to build a quantum-HPC hybrid platform that will include RIKEN’s Arm-based Fugaku supercomputer….

Quantinuum Announces Quantum Monte Carlo Integration Engine

CAMBRIDGE, UK, Sept. 12, 2023 – Quantum computing company Quantinuum said it has published details of their Quantum Monte Carlo Integration (QMCI) engine. The company said QMCI applies to problems that have no analytic solution, such as pricing financial derivatives or simulating the results of high-energy particle physics experiments. The QMCI tool, utilizing quantum algorithms, […]

HPC News Bytes 20230911: NVIDIA LLM Inferencing; Honeywell and Quantinuum; TSMC in Silicon Photonics; Microsoft Copilot AI Indemnification

As we reflect on the events of 9/11/2001 (it’s still living hell no matter how long ago it happened), let’s quickly (4:52) review last week’s HPC news highlights, including: NVIDIA TensorRT-LLM for faster AI inferencing; Honeywell integrates quantum-hardened encryption keys from Quantinuum; TSMC enters the silicon photonics arena; Microsoft to defend Copilot AI customers; Hyperion Research hosts HPC User Forum

Quantum Physicists from Quantinuum and Chubu University Team on Quantum AI and Cognition Research

Oxford and Kasugai, Japan, August 23, 2023 – Quantum computing company Quantinuum and Chubu University in Japan have announced a partnership, co-led by Professors Bob Coecke and Masanao Ozawa. Their goals is to establish an interdisciplinary team to explore quantum computational linguistics and cognition for building future applications in quantum AI. Professor Coecke, Quantinuum’s chief […]

HPC News Bytes Podcast 20230807: PCIe over Optical, Quantum at Oak Ridge, Domain-Specific Architectures, Intel Expands Oregon Fabs

Kicking off the week with a fast (4:17) review of the latest HPC news: McKinsey reported on the rise of domain-specific architectures that quantifies the slowdown of Moore’s Law and lists five DSA-boosting trends; Intel’s plans for a massive, billions-dollars-plus expansion of chip fabs in Oregon; PCI-SIG’s new workgroup to deliver PCIe technology over optical connections; Oak Ridge National Lab scientists used a Quantinuum quantum computer to produce “an intriguing scientific result” in solar cell research.

Oak Ridge Scientists Use Quantum Computer for Solar Cell Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has announced that researchers at the lab used the Quantinuum H1-1 quantum computer to not only demonstrated best practices for scientific computing on current quantum systems but also produced what the lab said is an intriguing scientific result. The project was funded by DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. Access to […]

Quantinuum Claims Quantum First

TOKYO, CAMBRIDGE, UK, and BROOMFIELD, CO, July 13th, 2023 — Quantum computing company Quantinuum said today that it has become the first to simulate a chemical molecule by implementing a fault tolerant algorithm on a quantum processor using logical qubits. This essential step towards using quantum computers to speed up molecular discovery, with better modeling […]

HSBC and Quantinuum Explore Quantum Computing in Financial Services

CAMBRIDGE, UK and BROOMFIELD, CO, May 30, 2023 – Quantum computing company Quantinuum and London-headquartered bank and financial services group HSBC have announced exploratory projects looking at potential benefits of quantum computing for banking with specific projects in cybersecurity, fraud detection and natural language processing. Philip Intallura, Global Head of Quantum Technologies at HSBC said […]

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 […]