Primeur magazine

Edition: flash - Issue: 2016-06-09

Exascale

RIKEN AICS in Japan is developing a new exascale supercomputer, the Post K computer, scheduled to be launched in 2020. In a video they explain what research has been done using the current K computer and what new research and development can be done with the Post K computer, such as earth quake prediction, genomics, artifical intelligence and more. Read further...

Quantum computing

Rami Barends and Alireza Shabani explain on the Google blog, how quantum annealing can help with quantum computing. They say that the key to their solution is controlability. "Qubits, like other physical objects in nature, have a resonance frequency, and can be addressed individually with short voltage and current pulses. In our architecture we can steer this frequency, much like you would tune a radio to a broadcast. We can even tune one qubit to the frequency of another one. By moving qubit frequencies to or away from each other, interactions can be turned on or off. The exchange of quantum information resembles a relay race, where the baton can be handed down when the runners meet." Read further...