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  • IBM is all-in on hybrid cloud

    Following its blockbuster $33 billion acquisition of Red Hat last year, IBM has clearly set out its strategy for the future, and it is all about the hybrid cloud.

    19 Feb. 19 01:39 Written by Scott Carey
  • Google extends chip-making efforts to design hub Bengaluru

    Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India, in recent months and plans to rapidly add more, according to LinkedIn profiles, job postings and two industry executives, as the search firm expands its program to design the guts of its devices internally.

    12 Feb. 19 08:43 Written by Reuters
  • Inside IBM Q System One: an archetype for the quantum computing frontier?

    Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, IBM Quantum displayed a replica of its first "commercial" quantum computer - Q System One. Following years of painstaking attention from a team of engineers and designers, the technology giant has created what it hopes will be an archetype for the next mode of computing.

    17 Jan. 19 01:37 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • GPU hackathon returns to WA

    Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is hosting a five-day ‘GPU hackathon’ to help computer scientists port applications to general-purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUs).

    10 Jan. 19 10:08 Written by George Nott
  • Sydney quantum start-up Q-CTRL launches first product

    ​Sydney start-up Q-CTRL has launched its inaugural product – Black Opal – which it describes as “the world’s first commercially available software suite designed to improve the performance of quantum computing hardware”.

    04 Dec. 18 23:00 Written by George Nott
  • AWS offers to put its infrastructure in your data centre

    Amazon Web Services has launched a private preview of ‘AWS Outposts’: A new offering that involves the deployment of AWS-designed hardware within a customer’s own data centre.

    29 Nov. 18 14:16 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Red Hat commits to Openstack for 'at least' 10 years

    While Red Hat understandably wouldn't discuss anything to do with the IBM mega-acquisition - for regulatory reasons - director of product management James Labocki and senior director for product management at Openstack Nick Barcet confirmed Red Hat's commitment to Openstack for at least the next "10 years".

    14 Nov. 18 23:50 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • New HPC facility launched at NZ’s NIWA

    Research, science and innovation minister Dr Megan Woods has officially opened New Zealand’s High Performance Computing Facility at NIWA’s campus in Wellington, 17 months after the government announced plans to invest in the facility.

    08 Nov. 18 09:35 Written by Stuart Corner
  • White House launches strategy to lead world in quantum

    The White House yesterday launched a national strategy for Quantum Information Science (QIS) in a bid to secure global leadership in “the next technological revolution”.

    25 Sept. 18 10:49 Written by George Nott
  • Tech companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting

    The White House will host a meeting focused on U.S. government efforts to boost quantum information science, with administration officials, leading companies including Alphabet Inc, IBM, JPMorgan Chase and academic experts taking part.

    24 Sept. 18 14:08 Written by Reuters
  • Microsoft lures Win Server 2008 users toward Azure

    With the end of support for Windows Server 2008 coming in January 2020 and SQL Server 2008 in July 2019, Microsoft is offering customers three years of extended support for the platforms if they migrate the workloads to its Azure cloud services.

    28 Aug. 18 20:00 Written by Rand Morimoto
  • Inside Qiskit, IBM's open source quantum computing framework

    Researchers, scientists, academics, hobbyists, businesses - all of these groups are represented in the community of Qiskit, the open source framework based on IBM's quantum computing programme that's opening up access to real quantum computing in the cloud for everyone.

    28 Aug. 18 09:11 Written by Tamlin Magee