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Carver Mead on Quantum Computing and Neuromorphic Design

Nov 25, 2013 |

Computer scientist, inventor and university physicist Carver Mead is perhaps best known for coining the phrase “Moore’s law,” helping to popularize Gordon Moore’s 1965 observation that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles about every 24 months. Mead was also instrumental in the prediction’s tremendous staying power. One of Mead’s most significant contributions Read more…

Toward Stable Quantum Computing

Sep 18, 2013 |

What good is computing if it’s not reliable? An international team of researchers just got a little closer to realizing the grand challenge that is practical quantum computing.

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Sep 10, 2013 |

Quantum computing is still in it infancy, but soon anyone with a Web browser will have access to an early form of this powerful computing technology thanks to the University of Bristol’s Qcloud project.

Quantum Computing Nears Commercial Adoption

Mar 22, 2013 |

Lockheed Martin puts D-Wave quantum computer to work manufacturing aircraft systems.

Quantum Physics’ Latest Parlor Trick

Oct 17, 2012 |

French-American duo wins Nobel Prize in Physics for developing methods to demonstrate bizarre quantum behavior.

Quantum Circuits Built with Conventional Silicon Materials

Sep 6, 2012 |

Researchers say approach could lead to mass-produced quantum chips.

Tiny Crystal Turns Out to be a Quantum Computing Gem

Apr 26, 2012 |

The University of Sydney is home to what is potentially the world’s smallest and most powerful computer.

Quantum Computing Holds Key to Perfect Cloud Security

Jan 23, 2012 |

Blind quantum computing protocol preserves the privacy of user data in the cloud.

Top 10 Hits and Misses for 2011

Dec 22, 2011 |

The supercomputing biz seems to have shaken off most of the after-effects of the global recession, with scads of new deployments large and small around the world. China, in particular, continued its big push into HPC, notching its first home-grown super. And Japan ushered in the era of 10-petaflop supercomputing this year with its world-beating K Computer. But, as always, not all the HPC news was rosy. Here are the top hits and misses for the year.

D-Wave Entangles With USC and Lockheed at New Quantum Computing Center

Oct 31, 2011 |

Another vote of confidence for D-Wave’s quantum computer chip.