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Primeur weekly 2017-04-18

Quantum computing

QxBranch and Commonwealth Bank Australia launch quantum computing simulator ...

Indistinguishable photons key to advancing quantum technologies ...

Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing ...

Focus on Europe

Teratec 2017 Forum issues Call for Participation ...

Hazel Hen helps explain ultrafast phase transition ...

Hardware

Engility to pursue NASA advanced computing services opportunity ...

DDN names Jessica Popp General Manager of IME business unit ...

Eni fires up its HPC3, the new hybrid high performance computer for E&P activities ...

DDN advances object storage performance and delivers industry's most flexible and cost-effective data protection ...

Asetek to receive RackCDU D2C order for new HPC installation ...

PSNC deploys ADVA Optical Networking 96-channel 100G core solution in pan-European research network ...

Putting a spin on logic gates ...

Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design ...

System better allots network bandwidth, for faster page loads ...

Applications

SDSC to enhance campus research computing resources for bioinformatics ...

U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE programme seeks advanced computational research proposals for 2018 ...

Tutorials schedule announced for PEARC17 ...

Fujitsu awarded three prizes for science and technology from MEXT ...

Fujitsu and Grid partner to jointly develop AI services ...

IBM brings Anaconda Open Data Science platform to IBM Cognitive Systems ...

Jefferson Lab scientists eavesdrop on chatter of sub-atomic world ...

Buckle up - Climate change to increase severe aircraft turbulence ...

Beyond the frontiers of Supercomputing ...

Scientists develop a novel algorithm, inspired on the behaviour of bee colonies, which will help dismantling criminal social networks ...

The Cloud

Atos leads C2NET consortium - the first collaborative Cloud-based platform for SMEs to support manufacturing management ...

Comcast Business now provides enterprises with dedicated links to IBM Cloud ...

Nimbix ushers in next-generation GPUs for Cloud-based deep learning ...

USFlash

Group works toward devising topological superconductor ...

Stanford researchers create deep learning algorithm that could boost drug development ...

Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems ...

QxBranch and Commonwealth Bank Australia launch quantum computing simulator

11 Apr 2017 Sydney, Washington D.C. - QxBranch, a quantum computing and data analytics software company, has released a quantum computing simulator for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). The tool emulates the functions of future quantum computers, enabling software and algorithm development to proceed in parallel with the race to create breakthrough hardware.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Chief Information Officer, David Whiteing, stated: "Commonwealth Bank has a long history supporting Australian people and communities and this is why we are supporting the research and development of a silicon-based quantum computer. Quantum computing brings with it many benefits due to the speed and complexity of problems it can calculate and resolve. By developing a simulated quantum computing environment this allows us to assess the feasibility and performance of applications well before the first silicon-based quantum computer is finished."

The QxBranch Quantum Computing Simulator System can run on existing Cloud computing infrastructure, or on premise as it does at CBA, allowing business leads, developers, and quantitative analysts to explore and validate uses of quantum computing hardware.

"The firms that are well prepared for the arrival of quantum computing will be positioned to exploit once-in-a-generation business opportunities", stated QxBranch Executive Chair Dr. Ray O. Johnson. "Quantum computing will transform data analytics, and the finance industry will be among those most likely to experience both capability and business growth. QxBranch is delighted to be working with CBA as they stake out global leadership in quantum application development."

Quantum computers will offer new approaches to solving complex, multi-variable problems, such as those currently addressed using optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The basis of the computational speed-up is an ability to assess a massive range of possible outcomes simultaneously, rather than in sequence or in parallel. The potential for speedups measured in thousands and millions of years are possible within the next decade.

"Our simulator gives users the power to start developing applications for critical financial operations today", stated QxBranch CEO Michael Brett. "Risk management, trading, portfolio management, analysis, and security - there are few areas of finance that won't be touched."

QxBranch explores quantum computing applications with industry leaders across verticals globally, building the software that translates emerging quantum technology into competitive advantage. The company is active in finance, cyber security, biotech, energy, and sports; with offices in Washington DC, London, and Adelaide.

Source: QxBranch

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-04-18

Quantum computing

QxBranch and Commonwealth Bank Australia launch quantum computing simulator ...

Indistinguishable photons key to advancing quantum technologies ...

Recent advances and new insights into quantum image processing ...

Focus on Europe

Teratec 2017 Forum issues Call for Participation ...

Hazel Hen helps explain ultrafast phase transition ...

Hardware

Engility to pursue NASA advanced computing services opportunity ...

DDN names Jessica Popp General Manager of IME business unit ...

Eni fires up its HPC3, the new hybrid high performance computer for E&P activities ...

DDN advances object storage performance and delivers industry's most flexible and cost-effective data protection ...

Asetek to receive RackCDU D2C order for new HPC installation ...

PSNC deploys ADVA Optical Networking 96-channel 100G core solution in pan-European research network ...

Putting a spin on logic gates ...

Tool for checking complex computer architectures reveals flaws in emerging design ...

System better allots network bandwidth, for faster page loads ...

Applications

SDSC to enhance campus research computing resources for bioinformatics ...

U.S. Department of Energy's INCITE programme seeks advanced computational research proposals for 2018 ...

Tutorials schedule announced for PEARC17 ...

Fujitsu awarded three prizes for science and technology from MEXT ...

Fujitsu and Grid partner to jointly develop AI services ...

IBM brings Anaconda Open Data Science platform to IBM Cognitive Systems ...

Jefferson Lab scientists eavesdrop on chatter of sub-atomic world ...

Buckle up - Climate change to increase severe aircraft turbulence ...

Beyond the frontiers of Supercomputing ...

Scientists develop a novel algorithm, inspired on the behaviour of bee colonies, which will help dismantling criminal social networks ...

The Cloud

Atos leads C2NET consortium - the first collaborative Cloud-based platform for SMEs to support manufacturing management ...

Comcast Business now provides enterprises with dedicated links to IBM Cloud ...

Nimbix ushers in next-generation GPUs for Cloud-based deep learning ...

USFlash

Group works toward devising topological superconductor ...

Stanford researchers create deep learning algorithm that could boost drug development ...

Biased bots: Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems ...