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Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit

8 May 2018 Burnaby - D-Wave Systems Inc., a global expert in quantum computing systems and software, has launched its Quadrant business unit, formed to provide machine learning services that make state-of-the-art deep learning accessible to companies across a wide range of industries and application areas. Quadrant's algorithms enable accurate discriminative learning - predicting outputs from inputs - using less data by constructing generative models which jointly model both inputs and outputs. Quadrant offers the services of its in-house experts to help customers get the benefit of leading-edge machine learning solutions.

Quadrant's generative models combine the flexibility of deep neural nets with probabilistic graphical models to obtain the benefits of both. Arising from research into the application of quantum computing to machine learning, Quadrant solutions provide world-leading performance across a number of generative and discriminative benchmark problems. Unlike traditional approaches that require large volumes of labeled data, Quadrant's models deliver the benefits of high performance deep learning without the expense required to create large high-quality labeled datasets.

"D-Wave is committed to tackling real-world problems, today. Quadrant is a natural extension of the scientific and technological advances from D-Wave as we continue to explore new applications for our quantum systems", stated Vern Brownell, CEO at D-Wave.

Today, D-Wave also announced Quadrant's first work with Siemens Healthineers, a global expert in medical technology company. Siemens Healthineers and D-Wave took first place in the CATARACTS medical imaging grand challenge, using Quadrant's generative machine learning algorithms to identify surgical instruments in videos with high accuracy. These algorithms are being researched as a way to improve patient outcomes through better augmented surgery and ultimately computer-assisted interventions (CAI).

"Machine learning has the potential to accelerate efficiency and innovation across virtually every industry. Quadrant's models are able to perform deep learning using smaller amounts of labeled data, and our experts can help to choose and implement the best models, enabling more companies to tap into this powerful technology", stated Handol Kim, Sr. Director, Quadrant Machine Learning at D-Wave.

"Quadrant has the potential to unlock insights hidden within data and accelerate innovation for everything from banking and quantitative finance, to medical imaging, genomics, and drug discovery", stated Bill Macready, ‎Senior VP of Machine Learning at D-Wave.

Designed to be used with D-Wave's quantum technology, Quadrant solutions run today on standard GPU-based systems, allowing businesses to leverage generative machine learning immediately. D-Wave plans to integrate the Quadrant solutions in hybrid quantum/classical platforms for use with its next generation quantum system, which is currently in development with prototypes being tested.
Source: D-Wave

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-05-14

Crowd computing

Supercomputing power for rainfall modelling in Africa ...

Quantum computing

D-Wave announces Quadrant machine learning business unit ...

MDR Corporation and D-Wave Systems announce quantum computing agreement ...

Focus on Europe

PPI4HPC starts its joint procurement process ...

BSC awarded ESA project to evaluate low-power GPUs for space applications ...

GCS begins next-generation architecture transition and approves more than 1 billion computing core hours for large-scale simulation projects ...

Middleware

ClusterVision awarded contract to deliver Scandinavia's most powerful supercomputer ...

TIBCO and Amazon Web Services break performance record ...

Towards sustainable blockchains ...

Hardware

Intersect360 Research invites to participate in annual HPC Site Census study ...

SDSC's Industry Partners Programme announces Technology Forum roundtables ...

Applications

Excellence in science drives PRACE 16th Call for Project Access ...

Who will win the Dutch Data Prize 2018? ...

Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information ...

Montana State student wins NSF fellowship to advance research on fluid sprays ...

Montana State researcher wins NSF CAREER award ...

An AI oncologist to help cancer patients worldwide ...

The Cloud

Oracle delivers next set of autonomous Cloud platform services ...

Mellanox Technologies selects Univa to extend silicon design HPC cluster to hybrid Cloud ...

Mellanox and Red Hat deliver enhanced performance and simplicity for NFV infrastructure and Agile Cloud data centres ...

IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid Cloud adoption ...

Red Hat and Microsoft co-develop the first Red Hat OpenShift jointly managed service on a public Cloud ...