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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology

29 Oct 2019 Boulder - ColdQuanta, Inc., the quantum atomics company, today announced it has been awarded an additional $2.8M across four separate programs from DARPA, NASA, and the U.S. military. These programs will advance the development of ColdQuanta’s cold atom Quantum Core™ technology for quantum positioning (gyroscopes and atomic clocks), quantum sensors (radiofrequency detectors), and quantum communication systems. Following the recent announcement of a $1M award from NASA, these awards put ColdQuanta’s cumulative R&D funding at over $30M.

“ColdQuanta’s success in delivering advanced systems in prior projects, such as our Cold Atom Laboratory system on board the International Space Station, has earned us the trust of major U.S. government agencies and national labs,” said Bo Ewald, CEO of ColdQuanta. “These new awards underscore the importance of quantum atomics as the basis of a wide range of new quantum systems in the future.”

Dr. Dana Anderson, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ColdQuanta, commented on the news: “While each of these awards focus on a different application of cold atom technology, taken together they are important milestones toward the development of quantum systems for global positioning and communications. Our team is excited about the new projects and the continued development of our Quantum Core technology, with the goal of delivering and deploying quantum positioning systems (QPS), quantum signal processing (QSP) and quantum computers in the future.”

Award Details:

DARPA awarded ColdQuanta $721k in partnership with the University of Virginia under its A-PhI (Atomic-Photonic Integration) program. The A-PhI program is focused on combining the high accuracy of atomic systems with the portability, manufacturability, and robustness of photonic integrated chips for high-performance position, navigation, and timing (PNT) devices as an alternative to today’s Global Positioning System (GPS). DARPA’s goal is to produce the world’s best sensors (atomic clocks and gyroscopes) with a size, weight, and power consumption that make them suitable for widespread deployment ranging from ships to aerial vehicles to dismounted soldiers. As a key milestone toward such systems, ColdQuanta will deliver hardware subsystems that enable building cold-atom-based gyroscopic sensors.

NASA Ames awarded ColdQuanta $684k under the Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Transformational Communications Technology effort. This effort advances quantum-enabled and secure communications as well as quantum computer networking through the development of a novel quantum memory device based on storing quantum information in a lattice of cold atoms.

A branch of the U.S. military awarded two contracts to ColdQuanta, totaling $1.4 million in funding. The projects involve atomic clock technology and radiofrequency sensors.

Source: ColdQuanta

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Primeur weekly 2019-11-04

Focus

European Processor Initiative to develop Common Platform for general purpose microprocessor and accelerators for exascale machines and automotive industry ...

Video registration of the presentation "The UK Exascale Project" by Mark Parsons at the HPC User Forum in Edinburgh ...

Exascale supercomputing

Cray introduces ClusterStor E1000 storage to fuel converged workloads of the Exascale Era ...

Quantum computing

ColdQuanta Awarded $2.8M from the U.S. Government to Advance its Quantum Core Technology ...

Focus on Europe

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports German student team in the SC19 Student Cluster Competition ...

Joris van Eijnatten appointed director of Netherlands eScience Center ...

Eni announces plans for a new supercomputer at the Green Data Center ...

European Processor Initiative to present its first year of activities ...

Hardware

Powerful new supercomputer supports campus research in physical sciences ...

BittWare and Achronix Announce Strategic Collaboration and Introduction of Enterprise-class PCIe Accelerator Product Featuring 7nm Speedster7t FPGA ...

Pavilion Achieves VMware Ready Status for Its Hyperparallel Flash Array ...

Mellanox delivers record revenue for the third quarter of 2019 ...

Supermicro delivers performance boost to high-density, entry-level, and embedded servers with the new Intel Xeon E-2200 processors ...

Atos enhances scientific research at the University of the Balearic Islands with its BullSequana X supercomputer ...

Applications

Barcelona Supercomputing Center to collaborate in an ESA project for the provision of Generative Artificial Intelligence in space domain ...

Supercomputer analyzes web traffic across entire internet ...

Energy Department announces $4 million for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation  ...

Marvell joins Green Computing Consortium ...

Predictive Science Inc. researchers use SDSC's Comet supercomputer for flu forecasting models ...