September 22, 2020

IBM, CQC Enable Cloud-based Quantum Random Number Generation

BM and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) have partnered to achieve progress on one of the major business aspirations for quantum computing – the goal of generating verified, truly random numbers that can be used for a wide range of scientific, research and business tasks. Certified, verified random or nature-based numbers aren’t possible using classical computers, which only generate numbers based on specific patterns. ... Read article
June 23, 2020

Honeywell touts quantum computer speed, but how fast is fast?

Making good on its promise from March, Honeywell formally delivered its first quantum computer and claims it is the fastest system in the world. The Honeywell system has a quantum volume of 64, twice that of any available quantum system, including those from IBM, Rigetti and IonQ. The system targets several markets facing computational problems that can't be solved by classical computers, in particular the financial market. ... Read article
June 23, 2020

‘Rocky Year’ – Hyperion’s HPC Market Update: COVID-19 Hits Q1 Revenues, Cloud HPC Boom, Shift in Server Vendor Standings

Instead of its usual mid-year HPC market update presented at the ISC conference in Frankfurt, industry analyst firm Hyperion Research has virtually released its latest findings – including estimates of COVID-19 ‘s impact on the industry, on growth of HPC in public clouds and a significant shift in the competitive standing among the leading HPC server vendors. ... Read article
May 6, 2020

Commercial Quantum Computing Made Possible

Intels Horse Ridge chip (here on a printed circuit board) reduces the size of quantum computers from that of an oil drum to a rack-mountable size by integrating the bulky copper tubing down to a single CMOS chip that can be situated within the supercooled refrigerator alongside the qubits. ... Read article
April 28, 2020

Hyperion Research Forecasts Widespread Covid-19 Disruption to HPC Market

Today Hyperion Research released its updated analysis of the potential impact areas of the covid-19 pandemic on the HPC market based on recent discussions with HPC system vendors and ... Read article
January 8, 2020

U.S. restricts exports of geospatial AI software

The Trump administration's move to limit export of AI-based geospatial imaging software extends U.S. restrictions on technology that foreign countries could use to develop weapons systems. ... Read article
December 19, 2019

HPC in the Cloud Rolls through an Inflection point

Hyperion Research has declared 2019 as the year that high performance computing in the cloud hit a “tipping point.” Cloud spending for HPC work ... Read article
December 17, 2019

Quantum Bits: Rigetti Debuts New Gates, D-Wave Cuts NEC Deal, AWS Jumps into the Quantum Pool

There’s been flurry of significant news in the quantum computing world. Yesterday, Rigetti introduced a new family of gates that reduces circuit depth ... Read article
November 25, 2019

At SC19: Bespoke Supercomputing for Climate and Weather

Weather and climate applications are some of the most important uses of HPC – a good model can save lives, as well as billions of dollars. ... Read article
November 25, 2019

AI-driven HPC Industry Continues to Push Growth Projections

Three major forces – AI, cloud and exascale – are combining to raise the HPC industry to heights exceeding expectations. According to market study results ... Read article
September 24, 2019

IBM Opens Quantum Computing Center, Announces 53-Qubit Machine

Gauging progress in quantum computing is a tricky thing. IBM yesterday announced the opening of the IBM Quantum Computing Center in New York... ... Read article
August 25, 2019

Iran says it’s building an AI supercomputer, despite sanctions

In a tweet, Iran said it is building a new supercomputer. Other nations are doing the same because high performance computing platforms lend themselves to AI development. ... Read article