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Cambridge Quantum Releases Quantum NLP Toolkit and Library

CAMBRIDGE, UK — Cambridge Quantum today announced the release of what it said is the world’s first toolkit and library for Quantum Natural Language Processing (QNLP). The toolkit is called lambeq, named after the late mathematician and linguist Joachim Lambek. CQ said lambeq converts sentences into a quantum circuit and is designed to accelerate the development […]

Quantum Company Rigetti Computing to Go Public via SPAC

BERKELEY, Calif. — Oct. 6, 2021 — Rigetti & Co., Inc. (“Rigetti”), a pioneer in full-stack quantum computing, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Supernova Partners Acquisition Company II, Ltd. (“Supernova II”) (NYSE:SNII), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. When the transaction closes, the publicly traded company will be named Rigetti […]

NSF Funds $1.8M for Univ. of Michigan Research for Room Temperature, Controllable Quantum Nanomaterials

An effort to create quantum semiconductors that operate at room temperature has been awarded $1.8 million by the National Science Foundation. The success of the University of Michigan team could lead to the integration of quantum information and communications technologies with conventional computers—as well as advances in high-precision sensing and more sustainable UV lamps for […]

Arqit and Juniper Networks in Alliance to Address Quantum Security Threats to Networks

London – September 15, 2021 – Arqit Quantum Inc. (“Arqit”), developer of quantum encryption technology and Juniper Networks, maker of AI-driven networks, have signed a ‘Technology Alliance Partner Connect’ agreement to explore network security technology that will protect against quantum security threats. Cyber-attackers regularly target networks to disrupt business operations. Arqit and Juniper will explore how network […]

$61M Awarded by DOE for Quantum Information Science Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $61 million in funding awarded to infrastructure and research projects to advance quantum information science (QIS). The selected projects include: Strengthening U.S. competitiveness in QIS: Awards to five DOE Nanoscale Science Research Centers (NSRC) will support the development of cutting-edge infrastructure and capabilities for nanoscience-based research to strengthen America’s competitiveness in QIS to enable […]

DOE to Fund $37M to Small Businesses for Climate, Energy and Scientific R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a plan to provide $37 million for small businesses pursuing climate and energy research and development (R&D) projects as well the development of advanced scientific instrumentation through a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The projects typically range from atmospheric science and critical materials to quantum information sciences and […]

Quantum Computing Inc. Lists Shares on Nasdaq Exchange

LEESBURG, Va., July 14, 2021 — Quantum Computing Inc. (the “company” or “QCI”) (OTCQB: QUBT) (Nasdaq: QUBT), focused on bridging classical HPC and quantum computing, has listed its shares to the Nasdaq Capital Market. With the opening bell, QCI will become one of the few pure-play quantum software companies to list on the Nasdaq exchange. […]

The US-China Supercomputing Race, Post-Exascale HPC Government Policy and the ‘Partitioning of the Internet’

All over the world, HPC has burst into geopolitics. HPC – broadly defined here as advanced supercomputing combined with big AI – is at the fault lines of national and regional rivalries, particularly between the U.S. and China, expanding in power, cost, intensity and in potential impact. Which is to say that global players put […]

Aliro Quantum Partners with HQAN to Build Distributed Quantum Networks

 BOSTON, March 24, 2021 – Aliro Quantum and the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks (HQAN) have joined forces in building the foundational technology for distributed quantum networks—an accelerated and cost-effective route to High Performance Computing (HPC) that will unlock breakthroughs in medicine, secure communications, navigation systems, artificial intelligence, and more. “The development of […]

DOE Announces $30M for Quantum Information Science Research

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it will provide $30 million for Quantum Information Science (QIS) research that helps scientists understand how nature works on an extremely small scale—100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. QIS can help our nation solve some of the most pressing and […]