IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

IBM Raises the Bar with a 50-Qubit Quantum Computer

“IBM established a landmark in computing Friday, announcing a quantum computer that handles 50 quantum bits, or qubits. The company is also making a 20-qubit system available through its cloud computing platform. IBM, Google, Intel, and a San Francisco startup called Rigetti are all currently racing to build useful quantum systems. These machines process information in a different way from …

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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

“new $240 million center at MIT may help advance the field of artificial intelligence by developing novel devices and materials to power the latest machine-learning algorithms. It could, perhaps, also help IBM reclaim its reputation for doing cutting-edge AI. The project, announced by IBM and MIT today, will research new approaches in deep learning, a technique in AI that has …

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IBM sets new record for magnetic tape storage; makes tape competitive for cloud storage

IBM sets new record for magnetic tape storage; makes tape competitive for cloud storage

“IBM Research scientists have achieved a new world record in tape storage – their fifth since 2006. The new record of 201 Gb/in2 (gigabits per square inch) in areal density was achieved on a prototype sputtered magnetic tape developed by Sony Storage Media Solutions. The scientists presented the achievement today at the 28th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2017) here. Tape …

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IBM Research Alliance Builds New Transistor for 5nm Technology

IBM Research Alliance Builds New Transistor for 5nm Technology

“IBM, its Research Alliance partners GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build silicon nanosheet transistors that will enable 5 nanometer (nm) chips. The details of the process will be presented at the 2017 Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits conference in Kyoto, Japan. In less than two years since developing a 7nm test node …

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IBM Builds Its Most Powerful Universal Quantum Computing Processors

IBM Builds Its Most Powerful Universal Quantum Computing Processors

“IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today it has successfully built and tested its most powerful universal quantum computing processors. The first upgraded processor will be available for use by developers, researchers, and programmers to explore quantum computing using a real quantum processor at no cost via the IBM Cloud. The second is a new prototype of a commercial processor, which will …

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Five Ways Quantum Computing Will Change the Way We Think About Computing

Five Ways Quantum Computing Will Change the Way We Think About Computing

“While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems where patterns cannot be seen because the data doesn’t exist and the possibilities that you need to explore to get to the answer are too enormous to …

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IBM Patents Cognitive System to Manage Self-Driving Vehicles

IBM Patents Cognitive System to Manage Self-Driving Vehicles

“IBM today announced that its scientists have been granted a patent around a machine learning system that can dynamically shift control of an autonomous vehicle between a human driver and a vehicle control processor in the event of a potential emergency, providing a safety measure that can contribute to accident prevention. IBM researchers developed the patented system using their understanding …

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IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

IBM Building First Universal Quantum Computers for Business and Science

“IBM announced today an industry-first initiative to build commercially available universal quantum computing systems. “IBM Q” quantum systems and services will be delivered via the IBM Cloud platform. While technologies that currently run on classical computers, such as Watson, can help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions to important problems …

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IBM Researchers Store Data on World’s Smallest Magnet — a Single Atom

IBM Researchers Store Data on World’s Smallest Magnet — a Single Atom

” IBM today announced it has created the world’s smallest magnet using a single atom – and stored one bit of data on it. Currently, hard disk drives use about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit. The ability to read and write one bit on one atom creates new possibilities for developing significantly smaller and denser storage devices, that …

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