The First Frontier for Quantum: Data Center Accelerators

The First Frontier for Quantum: Data Center Accelerators

Even as quantum computing develops at an increasingly fast pace, the technology is still far from achieving mainstream distribution. There are several reasons for that – physics and engineering complexity, cost, and the relatively nascent implementations being some of them. There are computing environments that have carried the torch for the complexity of the so-called…

AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

AMD-Powered Frontier Supercomputer Breaks the Exascale Barrier, Now Fastest in the World

(Image credit: ORNL) The AMD-powered Frontier supercomputer is now the first officially recognized exascale supercomputer in the world, topping 1.102 ExaFlop/s during a sustained Linpack run, ranking first on the newly-released Top500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. The system not only overtakes the previous leader, Japan’s Fugaku, but blows it out of the water…

quantum steampunk

Quantum Steampunk: A new frontier in quantum physics

Quantum physicist Nicole Yunger Halpern just published her first book, Quantum Steampunk: The physics of yesterday’s tomorrow. I have known Nicole since she was an undergraduate at Dartmouth, where she graduated as valedictorian in 2011. From there, her career has been nothing short of meteoric. She earned a PhD from the California Institute of Technology…