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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use

18 Sep 2019 Armonk - IBM has opened the IBM Quantum Computation Center in New York State. The new centre expands the world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems for commercial and research activity that exist beyond the confines of experimental lab environments. The IBM Quantum Computation Center will support the growing needs of a community of over 150.000 registered users and nearly 80 commercial clients, academic institutions and research laboratories to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

The global community of users have run more than 14 million experiments on IBM's quantum computers through the Cloud since 2016, and published more than 200 scientific papers. To meet growing demand for access to real quantum hardware, ten quantum computing systems are now online through IBM's Quantum Computation Center. The fleet is now composed of five 20-qubit systems, one 14-qubit system, and four 5-qubit systems. Five of the systems now have a Quantum Volume of 16 - a measure of the power of a quantum computer - demonstrating a new sustained performance milestone.

IBM's quantum systems are optimized for the reliability and reproducibility of programmable multi-qubit operations. Due to these factors, IBM's systems enable state-of-the-art quantum computational research with 95 percent availability.

Within one month, IBM's commercially available quantum fleet will grow to 14 systems, including a new 53-qubit quantum computer, the single largest universal quantum system made available for external access in the industry, to date. The new system offers a larger lattice and gives users the ability to run even more complex entanglement and connectivity experiments.

"Our strategy, since we put the very first quantum computer on the cloud in 2016, was to move quantum computing beyond isolated lab experiments conducted by a handful of organisations, into the hands of tens of thousands of users", stated Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research. "In order to empower an emerging quantum community of educators, researchers, and software developers that share a passion for revolutionizing computing, we have built multiple generations of quantum processor platforms that we integrate into high-availability quantum systems. We iterate and improve the performance of our systems multiple times per year and this new 53-qubit system now incorporates the next family of processors on our roadmap."

Advances in quantum computing could open the door to future scientific discoveries such as new medicines and materials, vast improvements in the optimization of supply chains, and new ways to model financial data to make better investments. Examples of our work with clients and partners, include:

  • J.P. Morgan Chase and IBM posted on arXiv, Option Pricing using Quantum Computers , a methodology to price financial options and portfolios of such options, on a gate-based quantum computer. This resulted in an algorithm that provides a quadratic speedup, i.e. whereby classically computers need millions of samples, our methodology requires only a few thousands of samples to achieve the same result, when comparing to classical Monte Carlo methods. This may allow financial analysts to perform the option pricing and risk analysis in near real time. The implementation is available as open source in Qiskit Finance.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical, Keio University and IBM simulated the initial steps of the reaction mechanism between lithium and oxygen in lithium-air batteries. Available on arXiv, Computational Investigations of the Lithium Superoxide Dimer Rearrangement on Noisy Quantum Devices is a first step in modelling the entire lithium-oxygen reaction on a quantum computer. Better understanding this interaction could lead to more efficient batteries for mobile devices or automotive vehicles.
  • The IBM Q Hub at Keio University, in collaboration with their partners Mizuho Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) proposed in the arXiv pre-print, Amplitude Estimation without Phase Estimation , an algorithm that reduces the number of qubits and circuit length of an original methodology proposed by IBM for quantum risk analysis in financial applications.
Source: IBM

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-23

Exascale supercomputing

ExaNeSt project successfully builds prototype for exascale ...

Atos unveils global High Performance Computing Test Lab in Angers, reinforcing its position as European leader in supercomputing ...

Quantum computing

"Poor-man's q-bit" based on spintronics can solve quantum problems at room temperature ...

A quantum leap ...

Stevens team closes in on 'holy grail' of room temperature quantum computing chips ...

Aliro democratizes quantum computing by making it accessible to any developer ...

Reply's study shows enormous potential for quantum computing as it leaps to market maturity ...

National Agenda for Quantum Technology: the next step for the Netherlands ...

New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances ...

One step closer future to quantum computers ...

IBM opens Quantum Computation Center in New York, brings world's largest fleet of quantum computing systems online, and unveils new 53-qubit quantum system for broad use ...

Focus on Europe

LuxProvide SA is responsible for the installation and operation of the "Meluxina" supercomputer ...

Finland's new BullSequana supercomputer Puhti and data management solution Allas from Atos to be inaugurated ...

ISC 2020 Contributed Programme calls for submission ...

New call for proposals in support of EU weather and climate model communities ...

Middleware

Baylor College of Medicine's Aiden Lab chooses Weka to accelerate genomics research ...

Oracle and Intel collaborate on Optane DC Persistent Memory performance breakthroughs in next-generation Oracle Exadata X8M ...

Hardware

Dell Technologies unveils groundbreaking servers and solutions for modern data centres ...

Compute Express Link Consortium (CXL) officially incorporates and announces expanded Board of Directors ...

Dr. Kurt Lauk, prominent business leader, former Chairman of Economic Council in Germany (Wirtschaftsrat), former advisor to Angela Merkel, joins Tachyum ...

Atos' BullSequana supercomputer powered by AMD processor sets world-record performance ...

Synopsys' new Embedded Vision Processor IP delivers industry-leading 35 TOPS performance for artificial intelligence SoCs ...

Liqid partners with ScaleMP to introduce Liqid Memory ...

Exxact announces Gold Partnership with ThinkParQ GmbH, to deliver BeeGFS Parallel Storage solutions for HPC, AI, and life science workloads ...

Inspur open-sources TF2, a full-stack FPGA-based Deep Learning inference engine ...

Applications

New method for detecting quantum states of electrons ...

Quantum physics - Simulating fundamental interactions with ultracold atoms ...

MathWorks announces release 2019b of MATLAB and Simulink ...

Scientists develop detailed representation of clouds in weather and climate models ...

Two French climate models consistently predict a pronounced global warming ...

Atos opens first lab for artificial intelligence in Germany ...

DOE awards ORNL researchers more than $11 million to advance quantum technologies ...

Artificial intelligence probes dark matter in the universe ...

Department of Energy and Cerebras Systems partner to accelerate science with supercompute scale artificial intelligence ...

The Cloud

EGI Foundation and Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Resources Center sign MoU ...

DDN announces acquisition of IntelliFlash Enterprise Storage Business Unit from Western Digital ...

Oracle and VMware partner to support customers' hybrid Cloud strategies ...

Oracle Cloud automates security for critical workloads ...

Oracle delivers choice of deployment for its next-generation Cloud ...

2nd Gen AMD EPYC continues market momentum with new customers, new performance milestones and now 100 world records ...