Quantum News Briefs September 28:
Infleqtion secures Q-CALC Project to advance defense data analysis with quantum computing
This project, supported by Innovate UK, promises to advance data analysis within the defense industry. Infleqtion will partner with QinetiQ, a leading defense company, on the project.
Q-CALC will provide the UK with a powerful sovereign capability in quantum machine learning that has a clear line-of-sight to improved prediction and decision-making for defense applications. During US trade delegation meetings in July, Infleqtion announced the expansion of its quantum software presence to the UK, alongside the launch of QECCO, an award for quantum optimization.
The project draws on experts in quantum software, algorithmic implementation, and benchmarking, harnessing the capabilities of Infleqtion’s Superstaq platform for enhanced solution quality on both real quantum hardware and advanced simulators.
Roger McKinlay, challenge director of Quantum Technologies at Innovate UK, said: “This is a great example of how our funding attracts talent, private investment, new collaborations, and creative ideas with real commercial potential. This is an exciting addition to the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.” Click here to read announcement in-entirety.
Atlantic Quantum taking on Google & IBM with new approach
Cyxtera launches AI + Quantum Center of Excellence to empower customers to explore new technologies
Cyxtera, a global leader in data center colocation, interconnection services, and digital infrastructure, today announced the launch of its new AI + Quantum Center of Excellence (COE) in the company’s LHR3 data center in Reading, U.K. Quantum News Briefs summarizes the announcement.
Founding partners of Cyxtera’s COE include Fujitsu, Boston Limited, Oxford Quantum Circuits (OQC), SECQAI, Amulet Hotkey, and Asperitas
Cyxtera designed its COE to serve as a testing and activation hub for companies exploring how to leverage AI and quantum computing in their environments. By providing access to a wide breadth of best-of-breed technology providers and strategic partners — as well as the ability to knit them together via its Digital Exchange network fabric — Cyxtera has established a secure testing lab for AI and quantum workloads.
Holland Barry, Senior Vice President and Field Chief Technology Officer at Cyxtera. “Our vision for the COE is to provide a controlled lab environment where our customers can explore, test, and validate technologies alongside our team and experts from our partner organizations, to help define and realize benefits from their AI and quantum strategies.”
Fujitsu is deploying its AI Test Drive Lab in Cyxtera’s COE in the U.K., providing direct access to Fujitsu infrastructure and solutions, technology from partners like NVIDIA, Intel, and SUSE, and consultancy services needed to develop and validate AI theories and models.
Boston Limited is showcasing a range of technologies in Cyxtera’s COE, including its BUDDHA AI development framework and platform, advanced GPU deployments with generative AI capabilities, ultra low latency long distance network technology, and high performance storage and network solutions designed for high performance computing and AI workloads.
OQC and Cyxtera have partnered on the world’s first integration of a quantum computer in a colocation data center. By providing access directly within Cyxtera’s LHR3 data center, the companies are making quantum computing more accessible and reducing the locality and proximity challenges typically associated with the distance between classical applications and quantum computers. Click here to read the announcement in-entirety.
BTQ Technologies selected for 2023 Canada-South Korea Quantum R&D Delegation
BTQ, a global quantum technology company focused on securing mission-critical networks, is proud to announce its selection for the 2023 Canada Quantum Technology R&D Mission to South Korea. Quantum News Briefs summarizes the announcement.
BTQ will join a Canadian delegation, which includes 11 leading companies and institutions in the realms of quantum sensing, quantum computing, and quantum communication, will participate in a series of collaborative eventswith South Korean companies, research institutes, academia, and other key players in the quantum technology sector from October 31 to November 2. Quantum Briefs summarizes.
This comes as a result of South Korea’s ambitious strategy to invest over 3 trillion won ($2.33 billion) in quantum science and technology by 2035, positioning themselves as a major global player in the quantum arena.
These meetings are organized by the Canadian Embassy in Seoul and are designed to foster collaboration and partnership. Further details on the Korea-Canada Quantum Innovation Forum and individual interviews will be shared in due course.
Joining BTQ Technologies in the delegation are: 1QBit, Agnostiq, Anyon Systems Inc., Applied Quantum Materials Inc., Good Chemistry Company, GoodLabs Studio, OTI Lumionics Inc., Xanadu, Quantum Valley Ideas Lab, and Québec Quantique.
Earlier this year, South Korea announced plans to invest over 3 trillion won ($2.33 billion<) in quantum science and technology by 2035. This signals the country’s ambition to position itself as a global heavyweight in the domain. The nation’s roadmap includes augmenting the quantum researcher base seven-fold to 2,500 and nurturing home-grown expertise in quantum computing and advanced quantum sensors. Strategic partnerships with global giants such as IBM and IonQ are also on the cards. Click here to read announcement in-entirety.
Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990. She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.