Farmers ‘seize’ office property of Gujarat government entity over pending land compensation- The New Indian Express

Farmers 'seize' office property of Gujarat government entity over pending land compensation- The New Indian Express
By PTI AHMEDABAD: A group of farmers took possession of movable assets, including computers and printers, of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam at its Gandhinagar office in Gujarat in a bid to recover their long-pending dues as ordered by a civil court. The farmers hailing from the Vadodara district had given their land to the state government for the construction of the Narmada canal over 34 years ago, but have yet to receive the full compensation, their advocate said. They took possession of at least nine CPUs, an equal number of monitors, and five printers belonging to the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) on Saturday. Videos of the farmers in action surfaces on social media on Monday. Some farmers of Abhol village in Padra taluka of the Vadodara district came to the SSNNL's office with an "attachment warrant" issued in...

Red Hat’s David Egts on Potential of Edge Computing, Open Hybrid Cloud for Government Data Management

Red Hats David Egts on Potential of Edge Computing Open Hybrid Cloud for Government Data Management
TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2021 — David Egts, senior director and chief technologist of Red Hat‘s North American public sector business, indicated during a question-and-answer session with ExecutiveBiz the use of edge computing devices and an open hybrid cloud approach could help agencies address data management challenges. “Edge devices are meant to provide near real-time information about whatever might be happening where that edge device is located.” Egts said a hybrid cloud platform that is built on an open-source substrate allows users to manage devices and move workloads at the edge. “Basically, an open hybrid cloud gives you a single, standardized infrastructure that always stays the same so that everything else can be different.” If you’re interested in data management strategies in the government, check out GovCon Wire’s...

NEC, D-Wave and the Australian Department of Defence

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BURNABY, British Columbia, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NEC Australia and Quantum Computing firm D-Wave Systems Inc. (D-Wave) are proud to have been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to demonstrate the use of hybrid quantum computing technology to solve a “last mile resupply” problem. The technology optimises how autonomous vehicles are used to resupply army forces from a central base. NEC Australia and D-Wave were selected via a competitive proposal process. NEC and D-Wave entered into an agreement in November 2019 to accelerate the use of quantum computing by working with customers to develop applications. This is NEC’s first quantum computing application use-case developed outside Japan. NEC Australia is a highly-experienced enterprise Managed Services company, with expertise in working across State, Federal...

Quantum computing company D-Wave Systems secures $40M in government funding

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Burnaby, B.C.-based D-Wave Systems is getting $40 million from the federal government to help advance its efforts in the development of quantum computing. The funding comes from Ottawa’s Strategic Innovation Fund to support a $120 million project to advance D-Wave’s hardware and software. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, speaks with the media during a virtual briefing March 11. “Quantum will help us quickly solve problems that would have otherwise taken decades,” said François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, told reporters during a virtual press briefing for the announcement. In a separate release, he added that the funding will “will help place Canada at the forefront of quantum technology development, and will create new jobs and opportunities to help...

D-Wave receives $40 million from federal government for quantum computing tech

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Burnaby, BC-based D-Wave Systems has secured $40 million from the Government of Canada to support its quantum computing systems and software. The funding is set to be announced Thursday afternoon by the recently appointed Minister of Innovation, François-Philippe Champagne. The $40 million in government funding comes in the form of Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) financing. It will support a $120 million project D-Wave is working on to develop quantum computer hardware and software systems. The goal behind the government capital and project is to ensure Canada “remains at the forefront of quantum technology development” and help D-Wave prove the advantage of quantum technology over classical computers. The project has also received assistance from the Sustainable Development Technologies Canada program and the Government of British Columbia,...