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Primeur weekly 2020-01-13

Focus

Ambitious plans for e-IRG, EOSC and EuroHPC under Croatian EU Presidency - Interview with Ivan Maric, SRCE, Croatia ...

Quantum computing

Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing - an airline industry first ...

IBM working with over 100 organisations to advance practical quantum computing ...

New quantum loop provides long national testbed for quantum communication technology ...

The case of the elusive Majorana: The so-called 'angel particle' is still a mystery ...

World's first quantum-safe connected car secured by ISARA ...

Georgia Tech collaborates with IBM to develop software stacks for quantum computers ...

New York University partners with IBM to explore quantum computing for simulation of quantum systems and advancing quantum education ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain ...

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer ...

Solemn inauguration of the HLRN-IV system ...

The European Commission is looking for IT specialists in HPC, Quantum, Infrastructure and Cloud ...

Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel wins 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Altair acquires newFASANT, further expanding high-frequency electromagnetics portfolio ...

Hardware

ECMWF signs contract with Atos for new supercomputer ...

World High Performance Computing (HPC) markets to 2025 - AI, IoT, and 5G will be major drivers for HPC growth as they facilitate the need to process vast amounts of data ...

IDC MarketScape names WekaIO as a major player in file-based storage ...

200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate the new European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) supercomputer ...

Applications

Frederick National Laboratory part of SC19 "Best Paper" team ...

Hyperion Research expands its analyst team ...

Supercomputer simulations showcase novel planet formation models ...

Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage ...

Exploring the 'dark side' of a single-crystal complex oxide thin film ...

Sublimation, not melting: Graphene surprises researchers again ...

Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades ...

Kun Sun and Sushil Jajodia receive funding for subcontract agreement ...

Decrappifying brain images with deep learning ...

Xylem expands regional headquarters in Singapore with new Technology Hub ...

The Cloud

Intel brings innovation to life with intelligent tech spanning the Cloud, network, edge and PC at CES 2020 ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach ...

Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing - an airline industry first

8 Jan 2020 Las Vegas - IBM and Delta Air Lines announced that the global airline is embarking on a multi-year collaborative effort with IBM - including joining the IBM Q Network - to explore the potential capabilities of quantum computing to transform experiences for customers and employees.

"Partnering with innovative companies like IBM is one way Delta stays on the leading edge of tech to better serve our customers and our people, while drawing the blueprints for application across our industry", stated Rahul Samant, Delta's CIO. "We've done this most recently with biometrics in our international terminals and we're excited to explore how quantum computing can be applied to address challenges across the day of travel."

Delta's CEO Ed Bastian delivered the CES 2020 opening keynote address that focused on how Delta is transforming travel into a part of the journey to look forward to. The airline is using technology to extend the warmth of its people to non-traditional airline touchpoints and delivering innovative experiences that reduce stress across the travel day.

The IBM Q Network is a 100-plus strong global community of Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, academic institutions and research labs working to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

Additionally, through the IBM Q Hub at NC State University, Delta will have access to the IBM Q Network's world's largest fleet of universal hardware quantum computers for commercial use cases and fundamental research, including the recently-announced 53-qubit quantum computer, which has the most qubits of a universal quantum computer available for external access in the industry, to date.

"We are very excited by the addition of Delta to our list of collaborators working with us on building practical quantum computing applications", stated Director of IBM Research Dario Gil. "IBM's focus, since we put the very first quantum computer on the cloud in 2016, has been to move quantum computing beyond isolated lab experiments conducted by a handful of organisations, into the hands of tens of thousands of users. We believe a clear advantage will be awarded to early adopters in the era of quantum computing and with partners like Delta, we're already making significant progress on that mission."

"Delta joins more than 100 clients already experimenting with commercial quantum computing solutions alongside classical computers from IBM to tackle problems like risk analytics and options pricing, advanced battery materials and structures, manufacturing optimization, chemical research, logistics and more", stated Jamie Thomas, General Manager, Strategy and Development for IBM Systems. "As the first airline to join the IBM Q network, I'm looking forward to exploring how we can work together to solve real business challenges in a new industry alongside our Hub members at NC State."

"NC State is proud to partner with Delta to accelerate real-world applications as part of our IBM Q Hub", stated IBM Q Hub at NC State Executive Director Dr. Daniel Stancil. "Our quantum-trained students and researchers are excited to work alongside IBM and Delta to identify opportunities for development and implementation."
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2020-01-13

Focus

Ambitious plans for e-IRG, EOSC and EuroHPC under Croatian EU Presidency - Interview with Ivan Maric, SRCE, Croatia ...

Quantum computing

Delta partners with IBM to explore quantum computing - an airline industry first ...

IBM working with over 100 organisations to advance practical quantum computing ...

New quantum loop provides long national testbed for quantum communication technology ...

The case of the elusive Majorana: The so-called 'angel particle' is still a mystery ...

World's first quantum-safe connected car secured by ISARA ...

Georgia Tech collaborates with IBM to develop software stacks for quantum computers ...

New York University partners with IBM to explore quantum computing for simulation of quantum systems and advancing quantum education ...

Focus on Europe

Barcelona Supercomputing Center coordinates the manufacture of the first open source chip developed in Spain ...

Atos empowers researchers at the University of Luxembourg with its BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer ...

Solemn inauguration of the HLRN-IV system ...

The European Commission is looking for IT specialists in HPC, Quantum, Infrastructure and Cloud ...

Dr. Alice-Agnes Gabriel wins 2020 PRACE Ada Lovelace Award for HPC ...

Middleware

Altair acquires newFASANT, further expanding high-frequency electromagnetics portfolio ...

Hardware

ECMWF signs contract with Atos for new supercomputer ...

World High Performance Computing (HPC) markets to 2025 - AI, IoT, and 5G will be major drivers for HPC growth as they facilitate the need to process vast amounts of data ...

IDC MarketScape names WekaIO as a major player in file-based storage ...

200G HDR InfiniBand to accelerate the new European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) supercomputer ...

Applications

Frederick National Laboratory part of SC19 "Best Paper" team ...

Hyperion Research expands its analyst team ...

Supercomputer simulations showcase novel planet formation models ...

Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage ...

Exploring the 'dark side' of a single-crystal complex oxide thin film ...

Sublimation, not melting: Graphene surprises researchers again ...

Persistence of gut microbial strains in twins, living apart after cohabitating for decades ...

Kun Sun and Sushil Jajodia receive funding for subcontract agreement ...

Decrappifying brain images with deep learning ...

Xylem expands regional headquarters in Singapore with new Technology Hub ...

The Cloud

Intel brings innovation to life with intelligent tech spanning the Cloud, network, edge and PC at CES 2020 ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory joins IBM Q Network to explore quantum computing algorithms and education outreach ...