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Primeur weekly 2019-03-04

Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration


Stacey Jeffery, Senior Researcher at CWI and QuSoft.
7 Feb 2019 Amsterdam - Recently, a research collaboration has begun between QuSoft, a quantum software research centre based at Amsterdam Science Park, and the Bosch Group, a global provider of technologies and services. In this project, researchers from QuSoft and Bosch will investigate potential quantum computing use cases at Bosch, with a focus on applications in the engineering and artificial intelligence/machine learning fields. Amsterdam Science Park, the birthplace of the European internet, is once again at the heart of these new developments. With a large number of scientific institutes, including the Centre for Mathematics and Informatics (CWI), SURFsara, eScience Center and UvA Informatics Institute, the park is the main centre for artificial intelligence and Big Data research in the Netherlands.

CWI and QuSoft researcher Florian Speelman will work on the project for two years as a postdoc. According to Florian Speelman, "Now that the first practical quantum computers are imminent, it is important to help companies discover how quantum algorithms can help them with, for example, optimization and simulation tasks during product development".

At the Bosch Group, Thomas Strohm, who coordinates the quantum technology activities at Bosch Corporate Research, is confident that the company will benefit from quantum computing in the future: "Quantum computing will be very important for us at Bosch. Due to our broad technology portfolio, we see many potential use cases, ranging from optimization via machine learning to logistics. Optimization is particularly relevant in engineering, where we seek designs leading to products that are both more cost-efficient and reliable, as well as in production and scheduling. Powerful quantum computers are still a few years away, but we feel it is essential to start investigating use cases now so we are ready when suitable hardware exists".

QuSoft director professor Harry Buhrman, QuSoft, CWI, University of Amsterdam (UvA), is also enthusiastic about the project: "Even though we have known for decades that some real-world business problems could be solved by quantum computers, it is still unclear whether they can offer an advantage over conventional computers for most industrial problems. That's why it's so great that we are working together with Bosch to identify industrial use cases, in one of the first projects of its kind worldwide. We are very excited to be developing new and more industrially relevant quantum algorithms."

"Quantum computers exploit quantum mechanical phenomena such as superposition and entanglement, enabling them to perform specific calculations much more efficiently than classical computers can. We are currently seeing a global technology race between academic research centres and companies, all striving to be the first to build a quantum computer that is demonstrably faster for certain problems than any classical computer could possibly be. However, there are still many technological challenges to overcome, such as the instability of current prototype quantum devices."

Source: Amsterdam Science Park

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-04

Focus

Belgium to contribute 5 million euro to Finnish led pre-exascale EuroHPC consortium ...

Crowd computing

Crowd computing network delves into protein structure and seeks new disease therapies ...

Quantum computing

Bosch and QuSoft start quantum computing collaboration ...

Faster method to read quantum memory ...

'Immunizing' quantum bits so that they can grow up ...

D-Wave previews next-generation quantum computing platform ...

Intel drives development of quantum cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to accelerate quantum computing ...

Researchers move closer to practical photonic quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

ISC 2019 keynotes will reflect challenges and opportunities ahead ...

Middleware

Western Digital uses Univa HPC Cloud solutions on Amazon Web Services to build million core cluster, improving business competitive advantage ...

Univa offers new support services to Open Source Grid Engine users ...

Hardware

Analytics market leaders DDN Storage and SQream partnering to deliver accelerated business decisions ...

Panasas announces new growth investment and additions to its Board of Directors ...

Fujitsu launches industry's first 600G hyperscale optical transport solution, empowering tomorrow's high-speed networks ...

VAST Data unveils its universal storage architecture to bring an end to the enterprise HDD and storage tiering era ...

Global High Performance Computing (HPC) Market 2019-2024 by Component, Infrastructure, Services, Price Band, HPC Applications, and Deployment Type ...

Applications

Stampede2 and Maverick systems at TACC help power visualization of Arctic Ocean data ...

University at Buffalo names Abani Patra to lead Center for Computational Research ...

Supercomputing enables sound prediction model for controlling noise ...

The Cloud

Mellanox propels JD Cloud to new levels of performance and efficiency ...

National Science Foundation funds second round for OSC's Open OnDemand ...