Recently inaugurated at the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputer Center (NWSC) in Cheyenne, WY, the Derecho supercomputer is a result of broad collaboration between and support from the state of Wyoming, the University of Wyoming, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and HPE. Its capabilities will enable scientists and researchers to better model and understand earth science processes to develop environmental intelligence in support of key societal risk management areas against natural events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods.
U.S. Senate Passes Innovation Act to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing Sector
Alex Norton and Bob Sorensen
The U.S. Senate passed the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) on June 8th, a major step forward in providing support and financial investment in furthering the United States' competitive capabilities in technology, including semiconductor capabilities. The USICA is bipartisan legislation intended to give federal funding to key science and technology areas, including STEM research, technology transfer, semiconductor research and manufacturing, as well as NASA research activities. The bill also seeks to establish a framework for agencies including the NSF and DOE to collaborate in these areas, to help ensure U.S. leadership in science and technology.
6 2021 | HYP_Link
Japan Stands Up Quantum Technology Industry Group to Boost Commercial Quantum Prospects
Bob Sorensen and Earl Joseph
Japan's NTT, the fourth largest telecommunications company in the world, recently announced the formation of a cooperative organization of Japanese firms designed to promote Japan's technical position in quantum technologies and to help Japan complete globally with US and Chinese rivals in both quantum computing and quantum communications. The inaugural meeting of the group, held in late May 2021, was attended by 11 Japanese companies, including leading IT suppliers Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC, and Toshiba as well as industrial partners including Toyota Motor, Mitsubishi Chemical, and the Mizuho Financial Group. More than 50 companies are ultimately expected to join the group.