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Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3


16 May 2013 Barnaby - D-Wave Systems Inc.'s new 512-qubit quantum computer, the D-Wave Two, will be installed at the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, a collaboration among NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA). The purpose of this effort is to use quantum computing to advance machine learning in order to solve some of the most challenging computer science problems. Installation has already begun at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, and the system is expected to be available to researchers during Q3.

Researchers at Google, NASA and USRA expect to use the D-Wave system to develop applications for a broad range of complex problems such as machine learning, web search, speech recognition, planning and scheduling, search for exoplanets, and support operations in mission control centres. Via USRA, the system will also be available to the broader U.S. academic community.

"D-Wave has made significant strides in the technology, application and now commercialization of quantum computing", stated Steve Conway, IDC research vice president for high performance computing. "The order for a D-Wave Two system for the initiative launched by NASA, Google and USRA attests to the revolutionary potential of this fundamentally different approach to computing for both industry and government. HPC buyers and users are looking for ways to speed up their applications beyond what contemporary technologies can deliver. IDC believes organizations that depend on leading-edge technology would do well to begin exploring the possibilities for quantum computing."

As part of the selection process, Google, NASA and USRA created a series of benchmark and acceptance tests that the new D-Wave 512-qubit system was required to pass before the installation at NASA Ames could proceed. In all cases, the D-Wave Two system met or exceeded the required performance specifications, in some cases by a large margin.

"We are extremely pleased to make this announcement", stated Vern Brownell, CEO of D-Wave. "Three world class organisations and their research teams will use the D-Wave Two to develop real world applications and to support research from leading academic institutions. This joint effort shows that quantum computing has expanded beyond the theoretical realm and into the worlds of business and technology."
Source: D-Wave Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-05-21

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu receives supercomputer order from Nagoya University ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing named finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 North America award ...

Fujitsu launches Fujitsu Cloud Initiative to systematize its Cloud products and services ...

HP speeds delivery of IT application services ...

New IBM Center in Beijing to speed Linux applications on Power Systems ...

University of Chicago launches Bionimbus Protected Data Cloud to analyze cancer data ...

EuroFlash

Research assessment should take data sharing into account - workshop report ...

ACE's latest CoSy compiler development system optimizes for extreme architectures ...

Dassault Systèmes acquires SIMPOE ...

Is it raining in Amsterdam? Use Big Data and HPC to analyse Dutch Twitter feeds ...

PRACE 5th Industrial Executive Seminar HPC changing Europe's industrial landscape ...

Places2Be project to boost European leadership around FD-SOI - the faster, cooler, simpler chip technology ...

Durham University cluster boosts study of the stars ...

UCB and IBM collaborate to personalize care for epilepsy patients ...

USFlash

Small particles require big computers ...

GM's new enterprise data centre transforms global IT ...

SDSC assists in generating Clean Tech breakthrough ...

NYSERDA awards $1.8 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to boost efficiency of supercomputing centre ...

TurningPoint/EMW selected as DISA GSM ETI prime contract holder ...

XSEDE13 Conference to devote full day to biosciences ...

D-Wave Two Quantum Computer selected for new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Initiative, system to be installed at NASA's Ames Research Center, and operational in Q3 ...

DOST strengthens R&D capabilities with IBM supercomputer - IBM-s Blue Gene to enable improved weather prediction ...

Mines' powerful new supercomputer to focus on energy research ...

NICE: the brain as a model for future supercomputers ...

NJIT computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records ...