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Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers


An STM image showing the atomic level detail of the electron wave function of a sub-surface phosphorus dopant. Through highly precise matching with theoretical calculations the exact lattice site position and depth of the dopant can be determined. Credit: University of Melbourne
8 Jun 2016 Melbourne - Scientists can now identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal, a discovery that is key for greater accuracy in tomorrow's silicon based quantum computers. It's now possible to track and see individual phosphorus atoms in a silicon crystal allowing confirmation of quantum computing capability, but which also has use in nano detection devices.

Quantum computing has the potential for enormous processing power in the future. Current laptops have transistors that use a binary code, an on-or-off state (bits). But tomorrow's quantum computers will use quantum bits 'qubits', which have multiple states.

Professor Lloyd Hollenberg at the University of Melbourne and Deputy Director of the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology led an international investigation on the fundamental building blocks of silicon based solid-state quantum processors.

His collaborators Professor Sven Rogge and Centre Director Professor Michelle Simmons at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), obtained atomic-resolution images from a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) allowing the team to precisely pinpoint the location of atoms in the silicon crystal lattice.

"The atomic microscope images are remarkable and sensitive enough to show the tendrils of an electron wave function protruding from the silicon surface. The theory is now visible, this is a world first", stated Professor Hollenberg.

Lead author of the paper recently published inNature Nanotechnology, Dr. Muhammad Usman from the University of Melbourne, stated: "The images showed a dazzling array of symmetries that seemed to defy explanation, but when the quantum state environment is taken into account, suddenly the images made perfect sense."

The teams from University of Melbourne, UNSW and Purdue University USA are part of the world-leading research at the Centre focused on the demonstration of the fundamental building blocks of a silicon-based solid-state quantum processor.

In 2015, the Centre for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology was included in the Prime Minister's Innovation and Science Agenda - a significant undertaking by the Federal Government also supported by a combined $20m investment commitment from Telstra and the Commonwealth Bank.
Source: University of Melbourne

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-06-13

Exascale supercomputing

Paul Messina discusses rewards, challenges for new exascale project ...

Quantum computing

Analogue quantum computation has been universally digitized using superconducting circuits ...

World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers ...

Controlling quantum states atom by atom ...

Focus on Europe

Euro 2016: Computer predicts football results ...

HPC community gears up for ISC 2016 - record number of attendees expected ...

Middleware

Bright Computing partners with ProfitBricks to offer customers an elastic high performance computing solution ...

One Stop Systems introduces the GPUltima with Bright Computing's HPC Cluster Manager ...

BeeGFS Omni-Path certification: 12GB/s per server ...

Bright Computing unveils its plans for the International Supercomputing Expo ...

Mellanox paves the way to higher efficiency data centres with 25 Gb/s Ethernet ...

IBM invests to accelerate development and commercialization of disruptive technologies in Asia ...

Hardware

DVV data centre to host new magnitUDE supercomputer ...

CSIR's Centre for High Performance Computing unveils the fastest computer in Africa ...

PNNL appoints Liyuan Liang director of Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory ...

Forrester Research names Cray a strong performer in Big Data Hadoop Optimized Systems ...

PRACE to issue Newsletter 17 ...

Dell enables customers to maximize performance of enterprise applications and core business workloads with PowerEdge four-socket servers ...

Michigan State University celebrates arrival of new supercomputer ...

Applications

Materials project releases massive trove of battery and molecule data ...

NERSC fields its first Student Cluster Competition team ...

Simulating chemical evolution with Piz Daint ...

Skyrmions à la carte ...

The Cloud

IBM launches industry's first development environment for Apache Spark - delivered in the Cloud for rapid adoption ...

Leadtek looks to build on healthcare solutions leverage its longtime high-performance visual computing technologies by eyeing medical IoT opportunities ...