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Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing


Lead author, Dr Nick Russell, who tragically died in a climbing accident last year.
7 Mar 2017 Bristol - Researchers from the University of Bristol and Université Libre de Bruxelles have theoretically shown how to write programmes for random circuitry in quantum computers.

The breakthrough, published in theNew Journal of Physics, is based on the work of first author, Dr. Nick Russell, who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident last year.

"One of the many applications for random quantum circuits is the realisation of a rudimentary version of a quantum computer, known as a 'boson sampler'. A boson sampler could be among an early class of quantum technologies that prove their intrinsic superiority over classical machines. Such a demonstration would be a landmark in the history of science", stated Dr. Anthony Laing from the University of Bristol's School of Physics, who supervised Dr. Russell's thesis.

The work of Dr. Russell and researchers in Bristol and Brussels, has theoretically solved the problem of programming random circuitry in quantum computers.

"Most of us understand randomness in terms of the roll of a dice. Programming randomness into any machine might therefore seem like a straightforward task - simply turn any available control knobs to a random setting. However, because of the way quantum particles travel through their circuitry, they are affected by many control settings in a certain order. The control knobs must be carefully set according to a specific design, and finding the recipe for randomness in quantum circuitry can be especially tricky."

"With his research, Nick and the teams at Bristol and Brussels have effectively unloaded the quantum dice. By discovering how to program this randomness into circuitry, we are a step closer to creating a boson sampler, and ultimately a quantum computer. I'm delighted to see Nick's results published. He was a brilliant scientist. This and his other work will continue to have a significant impact on the field of quantum computing for many years to come", stated Dr. Laing.

The paper titled "Direct dialling of Haar random unitary matrices" is authored by Nicholas J. Russell, Levon Chakhmakhchyan, Jeremy L O'Brien, and Anthony Laing. It has been published on 2 March 2017 in theNew Journal of Physics, Volume 19, March 2017.

Source: University of Bristol

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-03-13

Focus

Health-RI initiative to federate medical metadata across nationwide infrastructure ...

Crowd computing

Berkeley Lab supercomputer centre contributes to Planet Nine-seeking citizen science project ...

Major French bank now supporting humanitarian research through IBM's World Community Grid ...

NVIDIA Jetson TX2 enables AI at the edge ...

Quantum computing

Legacy of brilliant young scientist is a major leap in quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Addressing the gender gap in the UK HPC community ...

Middleware

Bright Computing supplies Bright Cluster Manager to Fox Chase Cancer Center ...

Hardware

E4 Computer Engineering and Wistron Corporation introduce new energy-efficient OCP platform based on IBM POWER CPUs coupled with NVIDIA Tesla Pascal GPUs with NVLink ...

Fujitsu in plans for RIKEN AIP-FUJITSU Collaboration Center ...

Bullion, high-end x86 server from Atos, beats worldwide performance record ...

Mellanox enables industry's first PCIe Gen-4 OpenPOWER-based Rackspace OCP server with 100Gb/s connectivity ...

Mellanox announces industry-leading OCP-based ConnectX-5 adapters for Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor-based platforms ...

Supermicro's Silicon Valley state-of-the-art server and storage manufacturing facilities go green ...

AMD previews "Naples" high-performance server processor and prepares to return innovation and choice to the data centre in Q2 2017 ...

Applications

iRODS Consortium welcomes Intel as newest member ...

SDSC achieves record performance in seismic simulations with Intel ...

UC San Diego to develop cyberinfrastructure for NASA's ICESat-2 data ...

IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership ...

Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites ...

Munich Leukemia Laboratory selects IBM Watson and Illumina for research collaboration to advance diagnostics and develop personalized treatment tools for leukemia & lymphoma ...

IBM researchers store data on world's smallest magnet - a single atom ...

IBM breaks industry record for conversational speech recognition by extending deep learning technologies ...

Designing the fuel-efficient aircraft of the future ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA and Microsoft boost AI Cloud computing with launch of industry-standard hyperscale GPU accelerator ...

Mellanox to showcase Cloud infrastructure efficiency with production-ready SONiC over Spectrum open Ethernet switches ...

AMD collaborates with Microsoft to advance open source Cloud hardware ...