What's New

 

Photonic Neural Network - Researchers in Germany and UK demonstrate pattern recognition in all-optical chip.

 

Microsoft Open Source Quantum Computing Software - Q# language and quantum development kit enable programming quantum simulators.

 

Intel’s View of the Chiplet Revolution - Packaging of multiple chiplets with high-speed interconnects to enhance performance, density, and reliability.

 

Ion-Based Quantum Computing - New company IonQ uses integrated traps of single ions, linked by laser beams, without requiring cryogenic cooling.

 

Digital Annealer Chip for Practical Optimization Problems - Fujitsu markets CMOS accelerator chip that uses “quantum-inspired” algorithms.

 

Quantum No Threat to Supercomputing As We Know It - Cray and others see no major impact for at least 10 years

 

How the Spectre and Meltdown Hacks Really Worked - Speculative Execution enables CPUs to work faster, but opens the door to attacks.

 

New US Government Initiative in Artificial Intelligence - White House announcement proposes to coordinate efforts in government, industry, and academia, to support R&D and education in the field of AI.

 

IBM Announces IBM Q System One quantum computing platform - Superconducting 20-qubit platform will be available to outside users via the cloud.

 

IEEE Computer Society Predicts Top 10 Trends for 2019 - Accelerators for Deep Learning lead the list.

 

US National Quantum Initiative Approved - Provides $1.2B over 5 years to promote quantum information science at government agencies, and coordinate with R&D in academia and industry.

 

IBM Reveals 8-Bit Analog Chip with Phase-Change Memory - Designed for integration with neural nets.