Authors: Michael Feldman, Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: June 2020
Length: 3 pages
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technological (Tokyo Tech) with assistance from colleagues at Hitachi, Hokkaido College, and the University of Tokyo recently announced a promising new processor architecture that could advance the performance and capability of quantum annealing systems. Known as STATICA (Stochastic Cellular Automata Annealer Architecture), the novel architecture seeks to enable more parallelism in both connectivity and computation compared with counterpart quantum annealing devices. The processor is designed to take on complex optimization problems typically found in important applications including portfolio, logistic, and traffic flow analysis workloads that often cannot be effectively computed on counterpart classical systems.
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This Quick Take looks at the recent announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for exascale systems to be installed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the 2021-2022 time frame. The RFP also says that a third system (different from the ORNL computer) may be installed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in 2022.
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