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HPC Center Stuttgart Celebrates 25 Years

Stuttgart, Germany – October 6, 2021 – Founded in 1996 as Germany’s first national high-performance computing (HPC) center, the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) has grown to become not just a key facility of the University of Stuttgart but also an internationally prominent center for research involving simulation, visualization, and data analytics. Today, HLRS marks […]

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 […]

Altair Updates Integrated Simulation and Analysis Portfolio

TROY, Mich., Oct. 5, 2021 — Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), maker of converged simulation, HPC and AI solutions, announced enhancements to its integrated portfolio of simulation and design tools. This update to Altair’s simulation software suite is focused on accelerating simulation-driven design and unleashing the power of AI by embedding augmented intelligence in the broadest possible range of […]

EuroHPC Summit Week to Be Held March 22-24 in Paris

The EuroHPC Summit Week 2022 will take place from 22 to 24 March in Paris. The conference will be hosted by GENCI, the French HPC agency, and organised by PRACE, the HPC-GIG project and ETP4HPC.  Save the dates! The EuroHPC Summit Week (EHPCSW) 2022 will gather the main European HPC stakeholders from technology suppliers and HPC […]

Infratil Limited Invests in Kao Data Centre Expansion Plans

October 5, 2021 – London – Colo data centre services provider Kao Data has recently signed an agreement to acquire two UK data centres with a long-term anchor lease from a large financial services business. This purchase will enable Kao Data to deliver multi-site services for its clients and expand potential capacity to c. 55MW, […]

DARPA Program Aims to Build Quantum-inspired Solvers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) program seeks to leverage lessons learned from benchmarking quantum algorithms to develop QI solvers for a range of complex DOD optimization problems, and demonstrate the feasibility of reducing the required computational energy by at least two orders of magnitude over existing techniques. Department of […]

Let’s Talk Exascale: Chandrasekaran on Teaching Supercomputing and Leading ECP’s SOLLVE Project

In this episode of the Exascale Computing Project’s Let’s Talk Exascale, the ECP’s Scott Gibson interviewed Sunita Chandrasekaran, the new principal investigator of the ECP SOLLVE (Scaling OpenMP With LLVm for Exascale Performance and Portability) project. She replaces Barbara Chapman in the role, whom ECP Software Technology Director Mike Heroux said has been an invaluable […]

SoftIron Names Kenneth Van Alstyne CTO

Richmond, VA – October 5th, 2021 – SoftIron Ltd., maker of purpose-built data infrastructure solutions, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Van Alstyne to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Van Alstyne will be tasked with building out SoftIron’s technology strategy and roadmap as the company advances its mission to re-engineer performance and efficiency in […]

Quantum Computing Inc. Announces ‘Domain-Wall’ Encoding Findings

LEESBURG, Va., October 5, 2021 — Quantum Computing Inc. (Nasdaq: QUBT), a company focused on bridging classical and quantum computing, today announced research that provides evidence that “domain-wall” encoding — a method for representing information in quantum computers —delivers better performance for discrete optimization problems than other methods. This breakthrough has significant implications for a wide range of […]

D-Wave’s Cross-platform Offering to Cover Annealing and Gate-model Quantum Computers

BURNABY, B.C. — October 5, 2021 – Quantum computing systems and software company D-Wave Systems Inc. today said at its annual user conference, Qubits, it has released a performance update to its Advantage quantum system, a new hybrid solver in the company’s Leap quantum cloud service, and showed a preview of its next-generation quantum platform […]