- Berkeley Quantum Computing Testbed - New Dept. of Energy project to design and test superconducting circuits for quantum computing.
- US National Cyber Strategy - New reports from White House and US Dept. of Defense on protecting cyber infrastructure.
- White House Summit on Quantum Information Science - US Agencies Plan Coordinated Efforts in Quantum Computing R&D
- IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits - Special Issue on Nonvolatile Memory for Efficient Implementation of Neuromorphic Computing
- National Quantum Initiative - US Congress considering bill promoting enhanced government support for R&D in quantum computing and quantum communication.
- IBM Announces Prototype Deep Learning Chip - New advanced CMOS chip designed to accelerate a variety of deep learning algorithms.
- Ultrafast MRAM - IMEC in Belgium demonstrated a new magnetic random access memory based on spin-orbit torque (SOT-MRAM) with a switching speed of 200 picoseconds.
- Probabilistic Computing for AI - Intel is promoting research into incorporating probabilistic computing into real-world AI systems such as autonomous vehicles.
IRDS Roadmap: Beyond CMOS
While CMOS will continue to be central to mainstream electronics in the next decade, the International Roadmap for Devices and Systems has a chapter on new devices and systems that will permit continued performance improvements in future decades.
The latest release of the IRDS Roadmap includes a major chapter on novel devices and systems that go beyond what conventional CMOS circuits can achieve. These emerging research devices include a variety of memory devices, novel transistor devices from carbon nanotubes to spintronics, and cryogenic and superconducting electronics. Novel systems are also previewed, including analog, neuromorphic, reversible, probabilistic, coupled oscillators, and quantum circuits and architectures. While roadmap projections are difficult for emerging technologies, alternative technologies are compared on the basis of power and speed for key applications. The chapter ends with a complete listing of more than 1000 recent citations.
Access the Beyond CMOS chapter here (PDF, 3 MB).
Microsoft Quantum Development Kit
Watch the demonstration video from Microsoft.
Microsoft recently introduced a software platform for simulating quantum computers, the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, based on their new programming language Q# (Q-Sharp). This was initially implemented on Windows, and now versions are available for Mac and Linux operating systems. It is now also compatible with the Python language.
This platform is able to simulate up to about 30 logical qubits on a typical laptop computer, and will help users develop and debug applications that can be tested later on quantum computing hardware.
This development kit is available as a free download from Microsoft here.
For an overview of developing applications, see here.
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- IEEE Future Directions
- ICRC 2018 Call for Papers
- Computing in Science and Engineering on the End of Moore's Law
- IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC)
- Arch2030 Workshop Report
- TTM 2016 Videos
- Workshop on Neuromorphic Computing
- Workshop on Beyond CMOS Technology
- Update on National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI)
- RC White Paper on Nanocomputers
- IEEE Computer Magazine on Rebooting Computing
- RC-ITRS Report on the Foundation of the New Computer Industry Beyond 2020