Riverlane Wins DARPA Quantum Benchmarking Program Grant

April 17, 2024 — Quantum computing company Riverlane has been selected for Phase 2 of the Quantum Benchmarking program funded by the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The aim of the program is to design key quantum computing metrics for practically relevant problems and estimate the required quantum and classical resources needed to reach […]

HPC News Bytes 20240408: Chips Ahoy! …and Quantum Error Rate Progress

A good April morning to you! Chips dominate the HPC-AI news landscape, which has become something of an industry commonplace of late, including: TSMC’s Arizona fab on schedule, the Dutch government makes a pitch to ASML, Intel foundry business’s losses, TSMC expands CoWoS capacity, SK hynix to investing in Indiana and Purdue, Quantinuum and Microsoft report 14,000 error-free instances

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Unveils IBM Quantum System One

TROY, NY, April 5, 2024 — Today, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and IBM unveiled the first IBM quantum computer on a university campus. Building on RPI’s bicentennial celebration of 200 years of firsts, the university said IBM Quantum System One will enhance educational and research opportunities for itself and other academic institutions and organizations across […]

Quantinuum and Microsoft Report 800x Lower Quantum Error Rate

Quantinuum and Microsoft report they have achieved a breakthrough in fault tolerant quantum computing “by demonstrating the most reliable logical qubits with active syndrome extraction, an achievement previously believed to be years away from realization,” the companies said.

Alice & Bob and Partners Granted €16.5M to Cut Quantum Costs

PARIS — March 27, 2024 — Alice & Bob, a fault tolerant quantum computing hardware developer, and academic partners ENS de Lyon and Mines Paris – PSL, announced the receipt of a €16.5 million ($17.8 million USD) grant, a France 2030 initiative operated on behalf of the French state by Bpifrance, France’s public investment bank. […]

NTT Research PHI Lab Scientists Achieve Quantum Control of Excitons in 2D Semiconductors 

Sunnyvale, Calif. – March 26, 2024 – NTT Research, Inc., a division of NTT (TYO:9432), today announced that scientists from its Physics & Informatics (PHI) Lab have achieved quantum control of exciton wavefunctions in two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors. In an article published in Science Advances, a team lead by PHI Lab Research Scientist Thibault Chervy and ETH Zurich Professor Puneet Murthy documented […]

Dr. Martin Roetteler to Lead IonQ’s Quantum Applications Team

COLLEGE PARK, MD – March 26, 2024 – Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) today announced the addition of industry veteran Dr. Martin Roetteler as its new head of quantum applications. Roetteler will lead IonQ’s Quantum Applications development team, which identifies commercial applications of IonQ’s world-leading trapped ion quantum computing technologies and delivers business value […]

PINQ² and Hydro Québec Form Partnership Utilizing IBM Quantum

Montreal, March 25 th, 2024 — Hydro Québec is now a partner of the Platform for Digital and Quantum Innovation of Quebec (PINQ²). As the administrator of Canada’s first IBM Quantum System One located at IBM ’s facility in Bromont, Quebec, PINQ² offers an innovative approach to computing for companies wishing to conduct research , […]

Riverlane and Rigetti Partner with Oak Ridge Lab on HPC-Quantum Integration

Riverlane and Rigetti Computing (Nasdaq: RGTI) today announced their participation in a project led by the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to explore the challenges of integrating a quantum computer with a large-scale, supercomputing centre.  Quantum computers will play an important role in the future of computing as they promise to solve problems […]

IonQ Achieves Ion-Photon Entanglement for Quantum Networks

COLLEGE PARK, MD – February 22, 2024 – Quantum computing company IonQ (NYSE: IONQ) today announced it has generated photons entangled with ions repeatedly and reproducibly, creating a quantum state which allows future quantum systems to communicate and transfer information between each other. This achievement marks the first known commercial demonstration of ion-photon entanglement outside […]