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Primeur weekly 2017-08-28

Focus

ARM is not just focusing on the Flops but on the science behind the workloads in HPC ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists study connection between body bacteria and autoimmune diseases ...

Quantum computing

CDL teams up with Rigetti Computing to foster quantum machine learning start-up ecosystem ...

UNSW creates future with launch of 'unique' quantum computing company ...

Nano-hashtags could provide definite proof of Majorana particles - crucial step towards quantum computer ...

High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time ...

Can large stars anti-aging research help future memory devices? ...

IEEE approves standards project for quantum computing definitions ...

Focus on Europe

SURFnet partners the National eScience Symposium ...

Hardware

SC17 Exhibition setting records ...

Mellanox network adapters for 25G RoCE Ethernet Cloud deployed in Alibaba ...

Supermicro delivers groundbreaking 18 million IOPS of storage performance in new 2U Ultra server ...

ScaleOut Software adds support for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core 2.0 with its v5.6 release ...

Atos forms global reseller alliance with Dell with 8 to 16 sockets Bullion servers ...

Applications

ORNL researchers turn to deep learning to solve science's Big Data problem ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helps Ohio State researcher share knowledge at home and abroad ...

Solidifying advanced alloy design ...

ANSYS 18.2 enhances simulation speed and accuracy ...

JDRF and IBM collaborate to research risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children ...

The Cloud

Red Hat and Microsoft simplify containers to help enterprises accelerate to the hybrid Cloud ...

CDL teams up with Rigetti Computing to foster quantum machine learning start-up ecosystem


24 Aug 2017 Toronto - The Creative Destruction Lab at the Rotman School of Management has signed a partnership between its Quantum Machine Learning Programme and Rigetti Computing, a full-stack quantum computing company, to support start-ups focused on developing quantum machine learning software. The Programme, announced earlier this year and launching this September, builds on the CDL's track record of success in accelerating machine learning start-ups.

This partnership furthers the CDL's objective of laying the foundation for high-growth software companies that leverage quantum machine learning. Quantum computing may soon provide advantages over classical computing in terms of faster optimization, efficient sampling, and reduction in computational complexity, all of which are relevant to machine learning algorithms.

The Rigetti partnership will be the CDL's first collaboration with a general-purpose gate-based quantum computing company and will give its quantum machine learning start-ups access to Rigetti's Cloud-connected systems.

"We announced the Quantum Machine Learning Programme earlier this year with founding technology partner D-Wave Systems, and since then, the interest from applicants, investors, and technology partners has exceeded our expectations", stated Daniel Mulet, Associate Director of Quantum Machine Learning, CDL. "The partnership with Rigetti expands the options of quantum systems available for algorithm development for the companies in our programme."

Rigetti will provide hands-on training in its Forest programming environment, including the quantum/classical instruction set Quil, hybrid programming models, and algorithm libraries. Rigetti's Cloud-connected superconducting quantum processors and its Quantum Virtual Machine will be available to the CDL start-ups for the duration of the programme.

"Quantum machine learning will power some of the most impactful and exciting near-term applications of quantum computing. The start-ups at the CDL are at the leading edge of this technology and will get early access to Rigetti's general-purpose quantum hardware and to Forest, one of the most sophisticated quantum programming environments in the world", stated Madhav Thattai, Chief Strategy Officer, Rigetti. "We're looking forward to working with these pioneering individuals and teams to help create and accelerate the quantum application ecosystem."

"Both Rigetti and the CDL share a common belief that near-term applications of quantum computing will be useful for machine learning applications, so we are delighted that they are investing in building the ecosystem with us", stated Rachel Harris, Director of the CDL. "Rigetti's rate of progress and focus on applications make them a key partner for us in this effort."

Over the summer, applications were submitted from around the world to be part of the CDL's first Quantum Machine Learning cohort. Forty individuals and/or teams were selected for the inaugural year-long programme, which begins September 5th, 2017 with an intensive introductory bootcamp led by Dr. Peter Wittek, author of the first textbook on quantum machine learning.

Founders will then go through the CDL's nine-month objective-setting program, coached by carefully selected entrepreneurs, angel investors, and venture capitalists, all of whom have track records of success in commercial applications of machine learning. Participating start-ups are eligible for $80,000 in pre-seed investment through a partnership with Bloomberg Beta, Data Collective, and Spectrum 28. Participants will also benefit from business development and implementation support from MBA students at the Rotman School of Management.

Rigetti has posted a blog about the partnership.
Source: Creative Destruction Lab - CDL

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2017-08-28

Focus

ARM is not just focusing on the Flops but on the science behind the workloads in HPC ...

Crowd computing

Your computer can help scientists study connection between body bacteria and autoimmune diseases ...

Quantum computing

CDL teams up with Rigetti Computing to foster quantum machine learning start-up ecosystem ...

UNSW creates future with launch of 'unique' quantum computing company ...

Nano-hashtags could provide definite proof of Majorana particles - crucial step towards quantum computer ...

High-dimensional quantum encryption performed in real-world city conditions for first time ...

Can large stars anti-aging research help future memory devices? ...

IEEE approves standards project for quantum computing definitions ...

Focus on Europe

SURFnet partners the National eScience Symposium ...

Hardware

SC17 Exhibition setting records ...

Mellanox network adapters for 25G RoCE Ethernet Cloud deployed in Alibaba ...

Supermicro delivers groundbreaking 18 million IOPS of storage performance in new 2U Ultra server ...

ScaleOut Software adds support for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core 2.0 with its v5.6 release ...

Atos forms global reseller alliance with Dell with 8 to 16 sockets Bullion servers ...

Applications

ORNL researchers turn to deep learning to solve science's Big Data problem ...

Ohio Supercomputer Center helps Ohio State researcher share knowledge at home and abroad ...

Solidifying advanced alloy design ...

ANSYS 18.2 enhances simulation speed and accuracy ...

JDRF and IBM collaborate to research risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children ...

The Cloud

Red Hat and Microsoft simplify containers to help enterprises accelerate to the hybrid Cloud ...