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Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development

9 Sep 2020 Los Angeles, Tel Aviv - Q-CTRL, a start-up that applies the principles of control engineering to accelerate the development of quantum technology, and Quantum Machines, creator of the first complete hardware and software solution for the control and operation of quantum computers, have signed a global commercial partnership to integrate Q-CTRL's firmware into Quantum Machines' quantum hardware platform.

Quantum computers process information in a totally new way and hold tremendous potential for applications ranging from drug discovery and industrial chemistry to finance and AI. But these systems are extremely fragile and bring with them extraordinary demands on the conventional electronic systems needed to make them run. Most conventional electronic systems designed for the telecommunications industry just can't meet these demands.

Addressing this problem head on, Quantum Machines will integrate Q-CTRL's "quantum firmware" into its Quantum Orchestration hardware and software platform (QOP) to provide an additional layer of control optimization and features that harnesses the best of what the QOP offers, for teams looking to enhance the performance of quantum computers. Both firms plan to jointly market their combined solution to quantum computing researchers in government, academia and private industry.

QM's Quantum Orchestration platform (QOP) comprises the most advanced classical hardware and software for the control and operation of quantum processors. The QOP constitutes the Cloud and data-centre infrastructure capable of realizing the potential of all quantum computers. At the heart of the QOP is Quantum Machines' Pulse Processor. This unique classical processor is capable of running even the most advanced quantum algorithms out of the box - from AI-based calibration routines to multi-qubit quantum error-correction.

Q-CTRL is dedicated to solving the Achilles heel of quantum computing - hardware error and instability caused by environmental 'noise'. They do this by delivering a set of tools and techniques that allow quantum computations to be executed with greater success; this quantum firmware constitutes the lowest layer of the quantum computing software stack. These techniques have been demonstrated to improve the performance of real quantum computing hardware by orders of magnitude.

Combining Q-CTRL's quantum firmware and algorithms with Quantum Machines' powerful hardware and intuitive QUA language, creates a solution that will drive the entire quantum computing field forward at a much faster pace. The collaboration will enable users to benefit from Q-CTRL's noise reduction and algorithm optimization tools to improve the control over complex experiments and scalability by leveraging Quantum Machines' unique and powerful real-time capabilities.

"Quantum Computing is probably the most challenging technological advancement we, as a society, are working on today", stated Dr. Itamar Sivan co-founder and CEO of Quantum Machines. "To achieve the promise of these machines, we still require major advancements in the current stack, as well as tight collaboration between global leaders in the field. Our partnership with Q-CTRL, a world-leading company in control engineering, will enable researchers to realize the potential of their quantum hardware and help scale quantum computing development faster than ever before."

"While qubit numbers have been a key measure of progress in the industry, R&D professionals know that error reduction is just as important in unlocking the true potential of quantum computers", stated Michael J. Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL. "Our tools make it easy to design quantum logic - the building blocks of quantum algorithms - so they're robust against error. By partnering with Quantum Machines, we're able to directly deploy these capabilities with the Quantum Machines’ advanced processor needed to run such quantum logic."

The quantum computing market is growing rapidly. Gartner predicts that by 2023 20% of organisations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects, compared to less than 1% today. The total addressable market is the US$268 billion advanced computing market, providing enormous growth potential for quantum computing hardware capable of solving real problems with enhanced performance relative to current prototype systems.

Source: Q-CTRL

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Primeur weekly 2020-09-14

Focus

Some RISC-V high performance implementations presented at RISC-V Global Forum by European Processor Initiative, NSITEXE, OpenBLAS, and SemiDynamics ...

Exascale supercomputing

Combustion pioneer named Department of Energy fellow ...

Quantum computing

New method prevents quantum computers from crashing ...

Q-CTRL and Quantum Machines announce partnership to accelerate quantum computing development ...

Cambridge Quantum Computing welcomes Mehdi Bozzo-Rey ...

Focus on Europe

Researchers develop molecule to store solar energy ...

First release of PROCESS software now available ...

From artificial intelligence to nanomaterials and astrophysics - Seven Irish research projects to benefit from EuroHPC Academic Flagship Programme ...

Middleware

SDSC to help create science gateway for new materials discovery ...

Hardware

NCSA's Donna J. Cox honoured with rare IPS Technology Innovation Award ...

Advanced NVMe controller technology for next generation memory devices ...

Credo announces the DOVE platform, its second generation of low power PAM4 DSPs for 100G/200G/400G data networks ...

Tachyum opens U.S., EU and NATO Government Business Unit ...

National Science Foundation awards CENIC an international networking grant for operation of Pacific Wave ...

UCF Consortium receives open source contribution from Arm to speed access to persistent memory storage ...

Liqid announces agreement with Arrow Electronics to bring composable disaggregated infrastructure solutions to data centres worldwide ...

Research and Markets to issue Global Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) and High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) Suppliers Strategic Positioning and Leadership Quadrant Report 2020 ...

Genomics England scales up genomic sequencing with Quantum ActiveScale object storage ...

NVIDIA to acquire Arm for $40 billion, creating world's premier computing company for the age of AI ...

Applications

NCSA and University of Illinois announce new Center for AstroPhysical Surveys ...

Lead lab selected for next-generation cosmic microwave background experiment ...

Insilico announces the launch of AI-powered COVIDomic to support COVID-19 research worldwide ...

Model shows that the speed neurons fire impacts their ability to synchronize ...

Physicists achieve tunable spin wave excitation ...

EBRAINS makes bid to enter the European Research Infrastructure Roadmap with ten-country strong coalition and France as lead country ...

Mysterious cellular droplets come into focus ...

The presence of resonating cavities above sunspots has been confirmed ...

The Hospital Clínic and BSC will use artificial intelligence to predict the evolution of patients with COVID-19 ...

ORIGINS - answers to existential questions ...

Altair announces 2020 Global Technology Conference to explore "The Future of..." ...

The Cloud

National Science Foundation-funded CloudBank now operational ...

Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat announce major hybrid Cloud collaboration for the energy industry ...

Red Hat Marketplace aims to accelerate open hybrid Cloud innovation with certified software solutions ready to run on any Cloud ...

Renesas introduces DDR5 data buffer for high-performance server and Cloud service applications ...

NETINT deploys video transcoding technology in the Nimbix Cloud ...