D-Wave’s Path to 5000 Qubits; Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim

On the heels of IBM’s quantum news last week come two more quantum items. D-Wave Systems today announced the name of its forthcoming 5000-qubit system, Advantage (yes the name choice isn’t se

By John Russell

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, with five 20-qubit systems up and running and a 53-qu

By John Russell

IBM Deepens Plunge into Open Source; OpenPOWER to Join Linux Foundation

IBM today announced it was contributing the instruction set (ISA) for its Power microprocessor and the designs for the Open Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface (OpenCAPI) and Open Memory Int

By John Russell

How Fast is Your Rubik Solver; This One’s Probably Faster

In the race to solve Rubik’s Cube, the time-to-finish keeps shrinking. This year Philipp Weyer from Germany won the 10th World Cube Association (WCA) Championship held in Melbourne, Australia,

By John Russell

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Intel Debuts Pohoiki Beach, Its 8M Neuron Neuromorphic Development System

July 17, 2019

Neuromorphic computing has received less fanfare of late than quantum computing whose mystery has captured public attention and which seems to have generated mo Read more…

By John Russell

New CMU AI Poker Bot – Pluribus – Humbles the Pros Again

July 15, 2019

Remember Libratus, the Carnegie Mellon University developed AI poker bot that’s been humbling poker professionals at Texas hold’em for a couple of years. We Read more…

By John Russell

Quantum Start-up Rigetti Acquires QxBranch; Bolsters App Dev Capability

July 11, 2019

Quantum startup Rigetti Computing announced today it acquired QxBranch, a quantum computing and data analytics software startup. The latest move marks what has Read more…

By John Russell

MIT Aims to Ease AI Programming

July 2, 2019

A new AI programming language seeks to ease the process of writing inference algorithms and other predictive models without the hassle of grinding out complicated equations and code. Among the goals of the probabilistic programming system dubbed “Gen” is making it easier for coding novices to write models and algorithms for broader AI applications such as computer vision and robotics. Read more…

By George Leopold

MLPerf Expands Toolset; Launches Inferencing Suite

June 24, 2019

MLPerf today launched a benchmark suite for inferencing, v0.5, which joins the MLPerf training suite launched a little over a year ago. The new inferencing benc Read more…

By John Russell

Jack Wells Joins OpenACC; Arm Support Coming

June 17, 2019

Perhaps the most significant ISC19 news for OpenACC wasn’t in its official press release yesterday which touted growing user traction and the notable addition Read more…

By John Russell

D-Wave Debuts Lower Noise Version of Its 2000Q System

May 15, 2019

Quantum computing pioneer D-Wave Systems today announced access to a lower noise version of its 2000Q system as part of its Leap quantum computing cloud service Read more…

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CCC Offers Draft 20-Year AI Roadmap; Seeks Comments

May 14, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in all its guises has captured much of the conversation in HPC and general computing today. The White House, DARPA, IARPA, and Departmen Read more…

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