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Primeur weekly 2019-05-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap ...

Atos delivers world's highest-performing quantum simulator to multinational energy company Total ...

Digital quantum simulators can be astonishingly robust ...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing ...

Quantum world-first: researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon ...

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale ...

Focus on Europe

GCS grants more than 1 billion computing core hours to national large-scale research projects ...

GCS announces new Chair of the Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller ...

Applications to 19th PRACE Project Access Call ...

PRACE Awards @ EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

ISC High Performance announce David Keyes as 2020 Programme Chair ...

National eScience Symposium 2019 to cover Digital Challenges in Open Science ...

Middleware

RedLine becomes Bright Computing Services Partner ...

eSilicon chooses Univa to manage complex ASIC chip designs for high-bandwidth networking, high-performance computing, AI and 5G infrastructure applications ...

Hardware

Boston Limited to officially launch operations in South Africa during a series of High-Performance Computing (HPC) events hosted by the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) ...

HPE to acquire supercomputing vendor Cray ...

China to build new national supercomputing centre ...

Mellanox Capital invests in storage experts Excelero and WekaIO ...

Mellanox introduces advanced Network Telemetry technology to keep your business up and running ...

Supermicro announces third quarter fiscal 2019 preliminary financial information and files 2017 form 10-K and form 10-Q/As ...

Atos launches the world's highest performing Edge Computing server ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for first quarter fiscal 2020 ...

NERSC's Edison supercomputer to retire after five years of service ...

WekaIO raises $31,7 million in Series C funding ...

Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses ...

Applications

Atos launches myQLM to democratize quantum programming for researchers, students and developers worldwide ...

A step towards probabilistic computing ...

CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter ...

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks ...

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap


Immediate Cloud access to lower-noise D-Wave 2000Q processor allows users to experience early benefit of lower noise on problem precision. Demonstrates 25x speed-up on spin glass application.
15 May 2019 Burnaby - D-Wave Systems Inc., an expert in quantum computing systems, software, and services, has made available a lower-noise D-Wave 2000Q processor in the Leap quantum Cloud service. Reflecting years of customer feedback, the lower-noise processor demonstrates improved performance, precision, and impact on quantum effects by reducing environmental noise in quantum annealing systems.

The lower-noise 2000Q processor is available only to Cloud customers and is an illustration of technologies that will be used in D-Wave's next-generation platform. This represents the first of many innovations that will be delivered via ongoing quantum processor and software updates through the Cloud as the company moves towards its next-generation platform, previewed in February 2019. The new platform will encompass a new topology, lower noise, increased qubit count, and expansion of hybrid software and tools that will come to market between now and mid-2020.

By putting the lower-noise 2000Q processor into Leap, users will now benefit from access to both processors, offering two versions of the same quantum computer architecture with different levels of noise within a common quantum cloud environment. For the first time, users can probe and quantify the impact of reduced noise on performance, expanding the early benefits of lower noise to thousands of developers, researchers, and forward-thinking businesses around the globe.

Users can access and use both versions of the 2000Q processor at the D-Wave website.

The company also published new research demonstrating a 25x speed-up over the D-Wave 2000Q system with the spin glass application featured in Science in the summer of 2018. Researchers were able to demonstrate the sensitivity of quantum processor performance to materials-related noise on a common set of identical spin glass problems, confirming that reduced noise leads to improved performance.

"Our approach is very practical: keep putting the latest innovations in the hands of our users so that they can learn and experiment as they work to build quantum applications", stated Alan Baratz, executive vice-president and chief product officer, D-Wave. "The lower-noise technology demonstrates where we're headed and why our customers are excited - from new speed-up results on specific applications to the opportunity for users to try it out themselves, lower noise is an important ongoing area of focus for D-Wave as we build our next-generation platform."

To date, D-Wave customers have developed more than 150 early applications in areas as diverse as airline scheduling, election modelling, quantum chemistry simulation, automotive design, preventative health care, logistics, and more. Many have also developed software tools that simplify application development. These existing applications, tools, and community give developers a wealth of examples to learn from and build upon. The release of the lower-noise 2000Q processor and the next-generation platform promises to continue expanding the variety, performance, precision, and breadth of quantum applications.

The Pegasus topology can be accessed via Ocean .

D-Wave Hybrid developer preview can be accessed via GitHub .

Leap is D-Wave's quantum Cloud service and Quantum Application Environment (QAE), providing real-time access to a live quantum computer. In addition to access, Leap provides open-source development tools, interactive demos and coding examples, educational resources, and knowledge base articles to build and run applications in the cloud. Designed for developers, researchers, and forward-thinking enterprises, Leap enables collaboration through its online community, helping the community write and run quantum applications and speed the development of real-world applications.

Leap offers both free - one minute a month when developers open-source their code - and paid plans designed for individual developers, commercial enterprises, government, research, and education sectors.
Source: D-Wave

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Primeur weekly 2019-05-20

Quantum computing

D-Wave makes new lower-noise quantum processor available in Leap ...

Atos delivers world's highest-performing quantum simulator to multinational energy company Total ...

Digital quantum simulators can be astonishingly robust ...

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing ...

Quantum world-first: researchers reveal accuracy of two-qubit calculations in silicon ...

Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale ...

Focus on Europe

GCS grants more than 1 billion computing core hours to national large-scale research projects ...

GCS announces new Chair of the Board, Prof. Dr. Dieter Kranzlmüller ...

Applications to 19th PRACE Project Access Call ...

PRACE Awards @ EuroHPC Summit Week 2019 ...

ISC High Performance announce David Keyes as 2020 Programme Chair ...

National eScience Symposium 2019 to cover Digital Challenges in Open Science ...

Middleware

RedLine becomes Bright Computing Services Partner ...

eSilicon chooses Univa to manage complex ASIC chip designs for high-bandwidth networking, high-performance computing, AI and 5G infrastructure applications ...

Hardware

Boston Limited to officially launch operations in South Africa during a series of High-Performance Computing (HPC) events hosted by the Centre for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) ...

HPE to acquire supercomputing vendor Cray ...

China to build new national supercomputing centre ...

Mellanox Capital invests in storage experts Excelero and WekaIO ...

Mellanox introduces advanced Network Telemetry technology to keep your business up and running ...

Supermicro announces third quarter fiscal 2019 preliminary financial information and files 2017 form 10-K and form 10-Q/As ...

Atos launches the world's highest performing Edge Computing server ...

NVIDIA announces financial results for first quarter fiscal 2020 ...

NERSC's Edison supercomputer to retire after five years of service ...

WekaIO raises $31,7 million in Series C funding ...

Energy free superfast computing invented by scientists using light pulses ...

Applications

Atos launches myQLM to democratize quantum programming for researchers, students and developers worldwide ...

A step towards probabilistic computing ...

CosmoGAN: Training a neural network to study dark matter ...

New AI sees like a human, filling in the blanks ...