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Primeur weekly 2019-02-04

Special

A number of European countries joining forces to bid for hosting Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale ...

So you want to host a 250 million euro European pre-exascale supercomputer with EuroHPC funding? ...

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part I ...

Quantum computing

IBM and University of Chicago collaborate to advance quantum computing ...

Quantum Xchange named a finalist for 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ...

ColdQuanta sponsors research at University of Wisconsin to accelerate neutral atom quantum computer commercialization ...

Focus on Europe

CESGAHACK4 returns in March to accelerate the execution time of scientists' applications ...

EGI appoints Arjen van Rijn new Council Chair ...

EGI Conference 2019 issues call for abstracts ...

Middleware

Dutch reseller Chip ICT joins the Bright Partner Programme ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced Intellectual Property Counsel ...

Mellanox delivers record fourth quarter and annual 2018 Results and exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018 ...

Asetek delivers all-in-one liquid cooler to support high wattage processors for extreme workstations ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds powerful AI appliances to computing portfolio ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer ...

Applications

Can you imagine predicting crop yields with supercomputers and satellites? ...

Netherlands eScience Center contributes to new insights into the human body clock and health ...

Going deep: Lawrence Livermore lab employees get an introduction to world of machine learning and neural networks ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team explores electric grid modernization via HPC ...

How to escape a black hole: simulations provide new clues to what's driving powerful plasma jets ...

Berkeley Lab researcher wins machine-learning competition with code that sorts through simulated telescope data ...

Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

Clowder awarded $5 million from National Science Foundation ...

WekaIO joins the ranks of prestigious machine learning and Cloud leaders to provide benchmark code for MLPerf ...

Helix Nebula Science Cloud demonstrated final results of pilot phase for hybrid Cloud model ...

Quantum Xchange named a finalist for 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards

31 Jan 2019 Bethesda - Quantum Xchange, provider of the first quantum key distribution (QKD) network in the U.S., has been named a finalist of the 2019 South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Innovation Awards. Now in its twenty-second year, the annual awards programme brings together the most innovative, exciting and forward-thinking technology advancements in the connected world. Quantum Xchange’s submission for the Innovation in Connecting People category, "Secure Connectivity in the Quantum Age", highlighted the company's ability to secure communications and provide unprecedented privacy through QKD as society's current encryption standards become threatened by quantum computers.

"We are thrilled to be named a finalist in the SXSW Innovation Awards and recognized as a forward-thinking way to connect and communicate", stated John Prisco, CEO and President of Quantum Xchange. "It is our mission to bring the risks facing today's encryption to light and instigate broader conversations about how best to evolve the exchange of private information. Continuing to innovate and build on the communication systems we have today will be critical for ensuring the security and privacy of everyone's data - from individuals, to government and enterprise organisations."

There are many challenges to secure communications created by the exponential processing capacity of quantum computers. If perfected, existing methods of encryption will cease to work. A quantum computer’s ability to break the RSA coding system will render almost all current channels of communication insecure. This means anything password protected will be easily hackable. In response, Quantum Xchange built the first quantum-secured network in the U.S. enabling organisations to send unbreakable encryption keys over any distance. Quantum Xchange's QKD service, Phio, extends the life of existing encryption investments through its quantum communications technology and leverages the properties of quantum mechanics to transmit and receive quantum cryptographic keys between entities.

Quantum Xchange is one of 65 companies across 13 categories that will display their technology during the Interactive Innovation Awards Showcase on March 9, alongside the most impressive projects from fields such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, health, medicine and biotech, robotics and hardware, smart cities, virtual reality, and more. During the showcase, the Innovation Awards judges will experience each project hands-on and vote to determine the winner of each category, as well as the winner of the Best of Show Award. Attendees of SXSW will also have the chance to vote for their top choice to win the People's Choice Award, which will be revealed along with all of the 2019 winners at the SXSW Awards Ceremony on March 11.
Source: Quantum Xchange

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Primeur weekly 2019-02-04

Special

A number of European countries joining forces to bid for hosting Europe's fastest supercomputer ...

Per Öster sees free cooling as asset in CSC's hosting entity bid preparing for pre-exascale ...

So you want to host a 250 million euro European pre-exascale supercomputer with EuroHPC funding? ...

Focus

2018 - Another year on the Road to Exascale - Part I ...

Quantum computing

IBM and University of Chicago collaborate to advance quantum computing ...

Quantum Xchange named a finalist for 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards ...

ColdQuanta sponsors research at University of Wisconsin to accelerate neutral atom quantum computer commercialization ...

Focus on Europe

CESGAHACK4 returns in March to accelerate the execution time of scientists' applications ...

EGI appoints Arjen van Rijn new Council Chair ...

EGI Conference 2019 issues call for abstracts ...

Middleware

Dutch reseller Chip ICT joins the Bright Partner Programme ...

Hardware

CoolIT Systems adds experienced Intellectual Property Counsel ...

Mellanox delivers record fourth quarter and annual 2018 Results and exceeded $1 billion in annual revenue in 2018 ...

Asetek delivers all-in-one liquid cooler to support high wattage processors for extreme workstations ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory adds powerful AI appliances to computing portfolio ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory issues Request for Proposal (RFP) for new supercomputer ...

Applications

Can you imagine predicting crop yields with supercomputers and satellites? ...

Netherlands eScience Center contributes to new insights into the human body clock and health ...

Going deep: Lawrence Livermore lab employees get an introduction to world of machine learning and neural networks ...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory team explores electric grid modernization via HPC ...

How to escape a black hole: simulations provide new clues to what's driving powerful plasma jets ...

Berkeley Lab researcher wins machine-learning competition with code that sorts through simulated telescope data ...

Supercomputing helps study two-dimensional materials ...

The Cloud

Clowder awarded $5 million from National Science Foundation ...

WekaIO joins the ranks of prestigious machine learning and Cloud leaders to provide benchmark code for MLPerf ...

Helix Nebula Science Cloud demonstrated final results of pilot phase for hybrid Cloud model ...