Paul Smith-Goodson, Patrick Moorhead

NVIDIA Crushes Latest Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Tests

In its third round of submissions, MLCommons released results for MLPerf Inference v1.0.  MLPerf is a set of standard AI inference benchmarking tests using seven different applications. These seven tests include a range of workloads that include computer vision, medical imaging, recommender systems, speech recognition, and natural language processing. MLPerf benchmarking measures how fast a trained neural …

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NVIDIA Announces Technology For Training Giant Artificial Intelligence Models

NVIDIA GTC is the premier annual conference for developers, scientists, and businesses interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence. According to NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, over 100,000 attended this year’s virtual event. Following tradition, NVIDIA made GTC 2021 a stage for many significant ML, AI, networking, and data center announcements. One of Huang’s most …

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BMW Chooses Honeywell Model H1 Quantum Computer And Entropica Labs For Supply Chain Quantum Proof-Of-Concept

BMW ships over two million cars every year. Each car has about 30,000 parts provided by over 100 global suppliers. It is easy to see why managing and coordinating the entire global supply chain is a complex and computationally intensive process. BMW, like other manufacturers, is currently limited to managing its supply chain and logics with classical computers …

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IonQ Takes Quantum Computing Public With A $2 Billion Deal

IonQ has shattered the glass ceiling that previously separated pure-play quantum computer companies from public listed offerings. There were rumors last year that IonQ was considering an IPO. But rather than raising capital with a conventional IPO, IonQ chose to go public by using a merger with dMY Technology Group III, a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition company). The …

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IBM Adds Future Developer And Software Details To Its Quantum Roadmap

In late 2020, IBM released its first long-term quantum roadmap, showing how IBM’s quantum architecture, hardware and qubit count would change over the next few years. IBM plans on evolving its present-day small-scale, noisy quantum computers to a near-term intermediate 1121-qubit machine named Condor. Once perfected, Condor will become the future building block of a …

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Quantum Computing’s New Dynamic Duo: John Martinis And Michelle Simmons

Professor John M. Martinis is one of the world’s top quantum scientists. As a follow-up to our conversation a few months ago, I had a chance to talk to him while he was temporarily working with Michelle Simmons, CEO of Silicon Quantum Computing, in Australia.  Michelle Simmons is a highly regarded quantum physics professor at …

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The Upcoming Women In Quantum Summit III And Its Secret 70 Year-Old Legacy

It is well-documented that women are underrepresented in STEM, particularly in physics and quantum, although thankfully it is to a lesser degree today than it was many years ago. In the 1930s and 1940s, some people believed that women didn’t have the proper brain structure for scientific investigation. Those opinions and other gender prejudices must …

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Creates The First Trapped-Ion Quantum Chip With Fully Integrated Photonics

Most experts agree that quantum computing is still in an experimental era. The current state of quantum technology has been compared to the same stage that  classical computing was in during the late 1930s.  Quantum computing uses various computation technologies, such as superconducting, trapped ion, photonics, silicon-based, and others. It will likely be a decade or …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions Releases Its New System Model H1 Quantum Computer

Honeywell Quantum Solutions announced the release of its next generation quantum computer. The System Model H1 uses trapped-ion technology built on Honeywell’s advanced QCCD architecture. The new quantum computer will be available under a newly created subscription service. The system can be directly accessed via a cloud API, as well as through Microsoft Azure Quantum. …

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IonQ Releases A New 32-Qubit Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer With Massive Quantum Volume Claims

Last May, I had a discussion with Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ, a start-up quantum computing company.  Before coming to IonQ, Chapman worked for Amazon, where he was responsible for all the technical complexities of Amazon Prime.  IonQ had accomplished a lot in the twelve months that Chapman had been at the helm, so I …

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President Trump’s Q-12 Quantum Education Initiative For Middle And High School Students Is Seriously Underfunded

Quantum and artificial intelligence are strategic technologies for the United States. According to Senator John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, “America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs based on the power of quantum science. It’s a race we must win.” In …

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Xanadu Brings Photonic Quantum Computing To The Cloud

On September 2nd Xanadu announced it would offer cloud access to its gate-based photonic quantum computers. Xanadu is a Canadian quantum technology company founded in 2016 and obtained $32 million Series A financing in mid-2019. Additional grants from DARPA and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) brought its total investment to $45 million.  Xanadu is the first …

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Amazon’s Braket Quantum Cloud Service Now Open For Business

Since late 2019, Amazon Braket has been in private preview. However, Amazon AWS recently announced its general availability. Customers can purchase quantum computing services directly from the Amazon Braket platform.  Amazon named the service after a standard quantum notation called Bra–ket that was created in the late 1930s by Paul Dirac, a famous theoretical physicist.  Braket is …

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IBM Announces It Doubled Quantum Volume From 32 To 64

IBM announced that it had doubled last year’s quantum volume 32 to a quantum volume of 64 using one of its newest 27-qubit Falcon processors.   Quantum volume is a metric that indicates the relative computational power of a gate-based quantum computer. IBM had doubled its systems’ quantum volume every year since 2017 when it first …

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QC Ware Announces Quantum Machine Learning Breakthrough

QC Ware defines itself as a quantum computing-as-a-service company that builds enterprise solutions to run on quantum computing hardware. It recently announced several significant breakthroughs in quantum machine learning (QML).  What is machine learning? Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence. It has evolved from simple work in the 1950s to today’s deep learning …

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Quantum Computing Trifecta Previewed On Microsoft Azure Quantum At Build 2020

Like many 2020 technical conferences, this year’s Microsoft Build 2020 was a digital event. Along with other announcements, Microsoft highlighted Azure Quantum. Microsoft Azure Quantum is a full-stack, open cloud quantum ecosystem first revealed in 2019. Azure Quantum includes access to quantum hardware offered by three different companies. The service also supports the use of Microsoft’s open-source …

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IonQ CEO Peter Chapman At The 12 Month Mark

It has been one year since Peter Chapman left e-commerce giant Amazon to become CEO of IonQ, a small five-year-old quantum computing startup. Chapman is a seasoned technology executive who brings a wealth of large system software, AI and computing experience to IonQ. At Amazon, he was one of two executives responsible for the complex, ever-changing mixture …

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Google’s Top Quantum Scientist Explains In Detail Why He Resigned

The news that Professor John Martinis had resigned from Google sent ripples through the entire quantum community. A few days after the announcement, I was on two previously scheduled calls with quantum executives and a call with another quantum CEO. Each was as baffled and as curious about Professor Martinis’ departure from Google as I was. I had …

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IBM Issues A Public Challenge To Program Its Quantum Computers

While most of today’s challenges seem to be related to COVID-19, this week IBM issued one of its own—one that has nothing to do with the pandemic. On May 4, 2016. IBM first made quantum computing accessible to the public. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the occasion, the company decided to challenge the public …

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Big Atoms Make Small, Super-Sensitive Quantum Receivers

Classical physics describes how big things behave and interact in our physical world. Throw a ball into the air, and you know it will go up and come down in a predictable path every time. In the quantum realm, if you could throw something up, it might come down, or it might not, or it might …

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