Roche taps into quantum computing software for Alzheimer’s disease research

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Alzheimer’s disease has proven to be stubbornly difficult to unravel, but Roche aims to tap into a new tool that promises to accelerate the process: the quantum computer.  Through a multi-year partnership with the U.K.’s Cambridge Quantum Computing, the Swiss drugmaker’s task force plans to explore the nascent technology’s potential for designing and delivering new therapeutic compounds.  The partnership follows a similar endeavor launched earlier this year between Google and Boehringer Ingelheim, which plans to staff its own quantum laboratory as part of the Big Pharma’s digital transformation. Google has also been developing its own quantum hardware, in the Sycamore processor, which it says has outperformed so-called “classical” supercomputers. While typical machines use the binary system of 1s and 0s to solve...

Scale Computing Announces Record Software Revenue with 45% Growth and Achieved Profitability

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INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced both reaching profitability and delivering record sales in 2020, driven by its edge computing technology platform, OEM, channel partnerships, and the launch of its business resilience offering, resulting in a total software revenue growth rate of over 45%. Scale Computing recorded the best year in the company’s history, expanding worldwide edge computing platform sales with customers in healthcare, education, manufacturing, transportation, grocery, and retail. The company saw strength in strategic partnerships, channel growth, award recognitions and the introduction of the industry’s first edge computing trial program. In 2020, Scale Computing responded to the changing global landscape with the...

Quantum computing is so last-decade. Get ready to invest in the final frontier… teleportation

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If 2020 had you wishing you could say “Beam me up, Scotty,” you’re not alone. You may be one tiny step closer to getting your wish… in a few decades or so. Scientists from Fermilab, Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of Calgary achieved “long-distance quantum teleportation” in mid-2020, they confirmed in an academic journal article published last month. It’s another step toward realizing what’s often called quantum computing, and also toward understanding physics on a different level than we do now, perhaps well enough to someday teleport humans. And while there is no ETF specifically for that yet, here are some broad guidelines for thinking about how to invest in very nascent technologies. For starters, it’s good to understand the broad contours of the industry supporting the idea. A...

Opinion: Quantum computers’ power will remake competition in industries from technology to finance

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Quantum computers, once fully scaled, could lead to breakthroughs on many fronts — medicine, finance, architecture, logistics. First, it’s important to understand why quantum computers are superior to the conventional ones we’ve been using for years: In conventional electronic devices, memory consists of bits with only one value, either 0 or 1. In quantum computing, a quantum bit (qubit) exhibits both values in varying degrees at the same time. This is called quantum superposition. These ubiquitous states of each qubit are then used in complex calculations, which read like regular bits: 0 and 1. Since qubits can store more information than regular bits, this also means quantum computers are capable of processing greater quantities of information. Having four bits enables 16 possibilities, but only one at a time. Four qubits in...

Scale Computing Recognized in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software for Fourth Year in a Row

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INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by Gartner Inc. in the Dec. 2020 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. Scale Computing has been recognized in all editions of this Magic Quadrant since Gartner introduced it. In the report, Gartner wrote, “HCI software stacks support software-defined infrastructure that spans compute, storage, networking and management. I&O leaders should regard HCI software as a technology that addresses requirements related to the core IT, business-critical, cloud, edge and virtual desktop infrastructure use cases.” “Scale Computing’s edge computing capabilities are what set us apart from our competitors in the HCI market. Our software is an autonomous,...

Intel Labs Moving Mountains With Neuromorphic Computing And Photonics Technologies

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Director of Intel's Neuromorphic Computing Lab, Rich Uhlig. Screenshot from event keynote. Intel While the industry loves to combine “R&D” and we see this in every tech company’s P&L, research and development are very different. Research is high risk, market making investments and discoveries that are unattached to products. Development is applying that research and other’s IP to create an end product or services. Development is less risky. Very few companies do research, and Intel has had a heritage in research for decades. One of the most exciting aspects of working as a tech analyst is, quite frankly, being one of the first to learn of these new, research-driven, cutting-edge technologies coming down the pipeline in the not-so-distant future—from the expected to the truly mind-boggling. As such, I always look...