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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan


Developers and researchers in over 30 countries can now join the existing Leap community of thousands with free, immediate access to a live D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer.
26 Mar 2019 Burnaby - D-Wave Systems Inc., an expert in quantum computing systems, software, and services, has achieved the geographic expansion of its Leap quantum Cloud service which includes access to the D-Wave 2000Q system and its Quantum Application Environment (QAE). The 33 new countries include: all 28 member states of the European Union, Japan, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. Leap is the only Cloud-based service to provide real-time access to a live quantum computer, as well as open-source development tools, interactive demos, educational resources, and knowledge base articles. Developers, researchers, and businesses around the world can now access Leap and start building applications with both free and paid plans.

The expansion was announced as D-Wave kicked off its semi-annual users' conference, Qubits, on March 26-27 in Milan, Italy. The two-day conference brought together dozens of customers from around the world, including Volkswagen, BAE Systems, Recruit Communications, DENSO, GE Research, Groovenauts, and Data Reply; health care and science firms including WuXi NextCODE Genomics, OTI Lumionics, and Peptone; and academic and government organisations including DLR, USRA, Cineca, Tohoku University, and LMU Munich.

Customers have built over 150 early applications on D-Wave computers to date. Qubits attendees presented over two dozen of these new projects and early applications in transportation, online commerce, healthcare, automotive, and other industries.

Selected talks at the conference included:

  • A new AI and optimization cloud service for business solutions
  • Building a hybrid algorithm that will be used as part of a smart mobility solution
  • Inferring correlation between future stock returns and their features
  • Applications of quantum annealing for blockchain and allocation of television commercials
  • Quantum annealing–based optimizations of robotic movement in manufacturing
  • Optimizing flight gate assignment
  • Capacitated vehicle routing
  • Quantum chemistry calculations
  • Quantitative financial reverse stress testing

"We believe quantum computing is set to change our world in profound ways, providing solutions to some of the toughest problems in seconds", stated Masayoshi Terabe, Quantum Computing Project Leader at DENSO. "Our work with D-Wave has allowed our team and our research partners to develop early applications ranging from a traffic IoT platform, to factory automation and beyond. Expanding access to more developers and researchers around the world will only serve our efforts as we continue exploring this new frontier of innovation with colleagues here in Japan and overseas."

"The future of practical quantum computing relies on giving more developers and researchers the access and tools they need to build quantum applications. Expanding Leap globally and bringing customers from around the world together to share their work is critically important to realizing that vision", stated Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave. "I've never been more confident that true practical quantum applications are within reach in the near future. The range and robustness of early applications from our customers continues to grow, and customers are starting to see early value in using quantum computing to address real-world business problems."

Leap is D-Wave's Cloud-access and Quantum Application Environment (QAE) providing real-time access to a live quantum computer. In addition to access, Leap provides open-source development tools, interactive demos and coding examples, educational resources, and knowledge base articles to build and run applications in the cloud.Designed for developers, researchers, and forward-thinking enterprises, Leap enables collaboration through its online community, helping the community write and run quantum applications and speed the development of real-world applications.

Leap offers both free - one minute a month when developers open-source their code - and paid plans designed for individual developers, commercial enterprises, government, research, and education sectors.
Source: D-Wave

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Primeur weekly 2019-04-01

Focus

A clarifying look at the ETP4HPC role in EuroHPC and opportunities for European SMEs ...

Exascale supercomputing

First U.S. exascale supercomputer to be a Cray Shasta system ...

Cray appoints new SVP of products as company prepares for exascale and expands into commercial market ...

Barcelona Supercomputing Center candidate to host one of the two largest supercomputers of the EU for 2021 ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave expands Leap Quantum Cloud Service and Application Environment to Europe and Japan ...

Groovenauts to release world's first business service powered with quantum computing technology ...

ColdQuanta appoints Robert "Bo" Ewald as President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Focus on Europe

Netherlands eScience Center launches new Call for Proposals: Innovative eScience Technologies for "Big Science" (eTEC-BIG) ...

Irish Centre for High-End Computing calls for participation to the Copernicus Hackathon Ireland ...

Helmholtz to base new AI flagship unit in Munich to strengthen its Germany-wide research network ...

ISC 2019 Conference keynote brings high performance computing to life ...

Boston and Asperitas introduce performance boosting Cloud & compute solutions powered by Immersed Computing ...

Middleware

SDSC and Sylabs spread the word on Singularity ...

HPCNow! joins Bright Partner Programme as Advanced Reseller and Services Partner ...

Turkish company Mevasis signs up to Bright reseller programme ...

Hardware

Inspur to offer BeeGFS for HPC and AI clusters ...

Massive Storage Systems and Technology Conference (MSST) announces distinguished keynoters and 5-day agenda of notable speakers ...

Fujitsu develops deep learning acceleration technology and achieves world's highest speed ...

Micron boosts client computing performance with introduction of new NVMe SSD portfolio ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory helps identify challenges of extremely heterogeneous architectures ...

Applications

Modified deep-learning algorithms unveil features of shape-shifting proteins ...

Supercomputer simulations help combat tuberculosis granulomas ...

NCSA visualization team co-produces Birth of Planet Earth ...

Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones ...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigates complex uranium oxides with help from CADES resources ...

The Cloud

Vcinity expands Ultimate X technology for unleashing access to remote data ...