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Primeur weekly 2018-09-10

Quantum computing

Quantum computing in any language ...

Defiance ETFs launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, offering investors exposure to leaders in the field ...

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser ...

Light exchange - A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

cOAlition S: making Open Access a reality by 2020 ...

National Centre for Supercomputing Applications in Sofia, Bulgaria hosts PRACE Winter School on Computational Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal chemistry - Methods and Tools ...

Middleware

DataDirect Networks completes $60 million Tintri acquisition and enters enterprise virtualization market ...

Bright Computing announces partnership with Japanese firm Towa Electric ...

Introduction of Altair Inspire and Altair 365 poised to transform product development ...

Hardware

DDN storage supporting breakthroughs in automomous vehicles and data-intensive research at the University of Michigan ...

Supermicro ships world's best performance, capacity and end-to-end throughput 1U all-flash storage server optimized with Samsung NF1 NVMe storage ...

Tech industry mentor Marian Gazdik joins Tachyum Board of Advisors ...

GigaSpaces brings enterprise-class real-time analytics, AI and extreme data processing to Kubernetes ...

Fujitsu launches liquid immersion cooling system that lowers total cost of ownership ...

Applications

NERSC, Intel and Cray harness the power of deep learning to better understand the Universe ...

Topology, physics and machine learning take on climate research data challenges ...

NCSA Faculty Fellow part of $25 million software institute to enable discoveries in high-energy physics ...

Miguel Holgado uses Blue Waters supercomputer to understand how binary compact-object mergers form ...

Veiled supernovae provide clue to stellar evolution ...

The Cloud

Baidu Cloud collaborates with Intel AI to advance financial services, shipping and video processing ...

Defiance ETFs launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, offering investors exposure to leaders in the field

5 Sep 2018 New York - Defiance ETFs has launched the Defiance Quantum ETF, a fund designed to provide investors with access to cutting edge technologies that are exponentially increasing computing speeds and making it possible to solve increasingly complicated problems.

"Quantum computing may sound like something from the distant future, but leading technology companies, start-ups and research universities are already developing and implementing these approaches to solve practical problems and build competitive advantages", stated Matthew Bielski, founder and CEO of Defiance ETFs. "With QTUM, investors don't need to wait on the sidelines. We've already seen demand from registered investment advisers (RIAs), family offices and ETF strategists interested in gaining targeted exposure to this technology via a liquid, transparent ETF."

Quantum computing accelerates the entire computing process and expands the range of what's possible in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and other applications. For instance, Google and NASA have reported that a quantum computer they piloted together processes algorithms 100 million times faster than a traditional computer chip.

The field has attracted billions of dollars in investment and funding. While nearly every industry has the potential to benefit from the growth of this technology, key applications are being built in finance, cybersecurity, drug discovery, energy and autonomous vehicles. There's even the potential for quantum computing to help predict weather disasters.

Defiance ETF Director of Research Tom Bowles, an AI pioneer and serial entrepreneur who has helped found dozens of technology companies, stated: "This technology represents a massive leap forward for the world of computing - it's comparable to the shift from valve computing to silicon chips. Companies are already applying it and will continue to apply it in myriad ways, from optimizing investment portfolios to debugging software and finding wholly new drugs."

"Quantum computing also has the potential to make cryptography, and the technology that relies on it, obsolete. The possibilities are endless, and public and private organizations have already demonstrated that they’re deeply interested in putting the technology to good use", he added.

QTUM offers a liquid and transparent way to invest in organisations developing and applying machine learning and quantum computing technology including hardware companies, software makers and defense and security firms.

The underlying index, the BlueStar Quantum Computing and Machine Learning Index (BQTUM), is global and diversified with approximately 60 stocks across all market capitalizations. Current country allocations include the United States, Japan, Korea, and China. The index is equal weighted, offering investors more targeted exposure, including to smaller companies with higher growth potential.

QTUM is the second ETF from Defiance ETFs, which specializes in portfolios that highlight disruptive technologies. The company's first ETF, AUGR, which focuses on Augmented and Virtual Reality, launched in August.

"We strongly believe that all investors should have the ability to access the most transformative and disruptive technologies of our time", Matthew Bielski stated. "We started Defiance to offer those opportunities, and provide investors with precise exposures to emerging technologies that complement the existing tech in their portfolios."

Source: Defiance ETFs

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-09-10

Quantum computing

Quantum computing in any language ...

Defiance ETFs launches QTUM, the Quantum Computing ETF, offering investors exposure to leaders in the field ...

Experiment obtains entanglement of six light waves with a single laser ...

Light exchange - A quantum gate between atoms and photons may help in scaling up quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

cOAlition S: making Open Access a reality by 2020 ...

National Centre for Supercomputing Applications in Sofia, Bulgaria hosts PRACE Winter School on Computational Chemistry, Biochemistry and Medicinal chemistry - Methods and Tools ...

Middleware

DataDirect Networks completes $60 million Tintri acquisition and enters enterprise virtualization market ...

Bright Computing announces partnership with Japanese firm Towa Electric ...

Introduction of Altair Inspire and Altair 365 poised to transform product development ...

Hardware

DDN storage supporting breakthroughs in automomous vehicles and data-intensive research at the University of Michigan ...

Supermicro ships world's best performance, capacity and end-to-end throughput 1U all-flash storage server optimized with Samsung NF1 NVMe storage ...

Tech industry mentor Marian Gazdik joins Tachyum Board of Advisors ...

GigaSpaces brings enterprise-class real-time analytics, AI and extreme data processing to Kubernetes ...

Fujitsu launches liquid immersion cooling system that lowers total cost of ownership ...

Applications

NERSC, Intel and Cray harness the power of deep learning to better understand the Universe ...

Topology, physics and machine learning take on climate research data challenges ...

NCSA Faculty Fellow part of $25 million software institute to enable discoveries in high-energy physics ...

Miguel Holgado uses Blue Waters supercomputer to understand how binary compact-object mergers form ...

Veiled supernovae provide clue to stellar evolution ...

The Cloud

Baidu Cloud collaborates with Intel AI to advance financial services, shipping and video processing ...