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New Paper: Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing

Researchers at D-Wave Systems have published a new paper on Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing. “According to the paper, quantum annealing is the viable way forward to connect quantum hardware to real-world applications. Providing annealing-based QPUs as part of a complete computing platform within a declarative paradigm has made this nascent technology accessible for many users who, in turn, are helping to drive this approach forward.”

Practical Annealing-Based Quantum Computing

This paper provides an overview of quantum computers based on the annealing paradigm and manufactured by D-Wave is given. An introductory survey of this approach to quantum computing (QC), together with a snapshot of what is known about performance, is presented. Evidence-based predictions about developments in this region of the QC space are presented.

Video: The First Catalan Quantum Computer

Pol Forn from the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre gave this talk at the BSC Annual Meeting. “QUANTIC is a joint venture between the Barcelona Supercomputing Center and the University of Barcelona. The research directions are focused on performing quantum computation in a laboratory of superconducting quantum circuits and studying new applications for quantum processors.”

Atos Democratizes Quantum Programming with myQLM

Today Atos announced myQLM, free quantum programming tools designed to democratize access to quantum simulation and encourage innovation in quantum computing. “With myQLM, we are taking a new step forward in the field of quantum computing. Offering free access to quantum programming and testing to researchers, students and developers will democratize the use of quantum simulation and help expand the overall reach of quantum computing, a technology which will shape the future of computing for years to come” said Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman & CEO.

Lower-Noise Processor comes to Leap Quantum Cloud Service

Today D-Wave Systems announced the immediate availability of a lower-noise D-Wave 2000Q processor in the Leap quantum cloud service. Reflecting years of customer feedback, the lower-noise processor demonstrates improved performance, precision, and impact on quantum effects by reducing environmental noise in quantum annealing systems.”Lower noise is an important ongoing area of focus for D-Wave as we build our next-generation platform.”

Airbus: Innovating the Future of Flight with HPC

Gerd Buttner from Airbus gave this talk at the Swiss HPC Conference. “As a proven leader in the global aerospace sector, Airbus designs, produces and delivers innovative solutions with the aim to create a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world. These cutting-edge products and services – which span the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence, security and space segments – benefit our wide-ranging expertise and continued emphasis on innovation.”

Hyperion Research to host HPC Market Update Breakfast at ISC 2019

Hyperion Research will hold their annual HPC Market Update briefing at ISC 2019 in Frankfurt. “As Hyperion Research, we continue all the worldwide activities that spawned the world’s most respected HPC industry analyst group. For more than 25 years, we’ve helped IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy.”

Big Compute Podcast Looks at Quantum Computing Today

In this Big Compute Podcast, Steve Reinhardt from D-Wave Systems describes how quantum computing can be used to find optimal solutions in complex optimizations. “For decades quantum computers will be used in a hybrid mode with classical computers. So as a developer you don’t have to solve your complete problem. You can look at where the time is spent in computation and move those models to quantum computers. These modules may be optimized to be billions of times faster.”

IBM Q Network Expands to Drive Educational Opportunities in Quantum Computing

Today IBM announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network to include a number of global universities. The expanding academic network is designed to accelerate joint research in quantum computing, and develop curricula to help prepare students for careers that will be influenced by this next era of computing, across science and business. “Today, IBM is announcing Florida State University, the University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Stony Brook University, and the University of Tokyo will have direct access to IBM Q’s most-advanced commercially available quantum computing systems for teaching, and faculty and student research projects that advance quantum information science and explore early applications, as academic partners.”

Bo Ewald joins quantum computing firm ColdQuanta as CEO

Today quantum computing startup ColdQuanta announced the appointment of Robert “Bo” Ewald as president and chief executive officer. Ewald is well-known in high technology having previously been president of supercomputing leader Cray Research, CEO of Silicon Graphics, and for the past six years, president of quantum computing company D-Wave International. With his experience at Cray, SGI and D-Wave, Bo has successfully navigated companies through the bleeding edge of technology several times before. I am thrilled to have Bo take ColdQuanta’s helm.”