CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2017 — A Raytheon BBN Technologies-led team is developing prototype cryogenic memory arrays and a scalable control architecture under an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Cryogenic Computing Complexity program.
The team recently demonstrated an energy-efficient superconducting/ferromagnetic memory cell—the first integration of a superconducting switch controlling a cryogenic memory element.
“This research could generate a new approach to supercomputing that is more efficient, faster, less expensive, and requires a smaller footprint,” said Zachary Dutton, Ph.D. and manager of the quantum technologies division at Raytheon BBN Technologies.
Raytheon BBN is the prime contractor leading a team that includes:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Cornell University
- University of Rochester
- University of Stellenbosch
- HYPRES, Inc.
- Canon U.S.A, Inc.,
- Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc.
Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.