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Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech


21 Nov 2016 Delft - Microsoft is doubling its investment in quantum research. It is already an important private partner of QuTech - a collaboration between TU Delft and TNO - and will be extending its cooperation with the Delft quantum institute. In addition to this, Microsoft is to set up its own lab on the campus at TU Delft. The lab will be led by Professor Leo Kouwenhoven, who has been hired by Microsoft for this position. He will remain a professor at TU Delft and continue to supervise PhD candidates and students. The position of director of research at QuTech will be filled (ad interim) by Professor Ronald Hanson.

Ronald Hanson is pleased with the increased cooperation with Microsoft. "TU Delft and Microsoft have been working together intensively since 2010, on the basis of annual contracts which were renewed each year. Microsoft has now expressed its ambition to engage in a more long-term collaboration with QuTech and to set up its own lab. This is very much in line with QuTech's own ambition to seek out intensive collaborations with technology companies."

In this latest move, Microsoft is increasing its investment in the development of topological qubits, one of the five roadmaps of QuTech in Delft. Microsoft established its own quantum lab in Santa Barbara, on the campus of the University of California, in 2005. Besides a dedicated lab in Delft, Microsoft is also looking to set up a lab at the University of Copenhagen.

To further expand TU Delft's leading position in quantum research, the university has asked René Penning de Vries to head up the development of a Quantum Campus on behalf of TU Delft. René Penning de Vries clarified: "TU Delft and the Dutch government feel that the establishment of an ecosystem of this kind, where science and business work together intensively, is essential to the ambition of the Netherlands to play a leading role in the development of the quantum computer." René Penning de Vries is the former CEO of NXP and has been appointed captain of the top-sector ICT team on behalf of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Microsoft is one of the industrial partners of QuTech. The Delft institute also works closely together with chip manufacturer Intel, among others. In 2014, QuTech was chosen by the Dutch government as a National Icon, with Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp as its ambassador.
Source: Technical University of Delft

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-12-19

Crowd computing

Quake-detection app captured nearly 400 temblors worldwide ...

Quantum computing

Microsoft intensifies quantum cooperation with QuTech ...

Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits ...

Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit ...

Researchers discovered elusive half-quantum vortices in a superfluid ...

Focus on Europe

New e-IRGSP5 support project held its kick-off meeting in Barcelona ...

European Commission to organize eInfrastructure Proposers' Day on January 19, 2017 ...

ARM extends HPC offering with acquisition of software tools provider Allinea Software ...

Martin Kersten appointed ACM Fellow ...

PRACE Preparatory Access Type D expected for early 2017 ...

PRACE SHAPE 4th Call awards 4 new innovative European SME projects ...

Middleware

DDN collaborates with Synergy Solutions Management to offer video surveillance and HPC design, test and training at new Innovations Lab ...

GridGain Professional Edition 1.8 adds in-memory SQL Grid to industry-leading in-memory computing platform ...

Technique shrinks data sets for easier analysis ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research to launch 9th Annual HPC Budget Map survey ...

DDN named a global leader in object storage by IDC ...

Mellanox 25G/100G Ethernet solutions enables Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition Technology at iFLYTEK ...

Applications

BMW Group to start research with IBM Watson ...

Fincantieri selects IBM Cloud to meet growing international demand for more efficient shipbuilding ...

Better ranking for Big Data using seriation solution ...

Eye-popping view of CO2, critical step for carbon-cycle science ...

Supercomputer simulation reveals 2D glass can go infinitely soft ...

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean's role in El Niños ...

Pitt engineers receive $500,000 award from NASA to advance additive manufacturing ...

Rice and Baylor team sets new mark for 'deep learning' ...

Method enables machine learning from unwieldy data sets ...

Barrow identifies new genes responsible for ALS using IMB Watson Health ...

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data ...

The Cloud

Q2 SaaS and PaaS Cloud revenues for Oralce up 81%, and up 89% in non-GAAP constant currency ...