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February 20, 2018

QISKit for quantum computation

QISKit sits between quantum algorithms and the physical quantum device. It translates programming languages like Python into quantum machine language.

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December 13, 2017

Approximate quantum computing: from advantage to applications

Last week at our third Think Q conference at the Thomas J Watson Research Center, industry and academic leaders in quantum computing met to tackle questions about how to bridge...

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December 6, 2017

The future of hardware is AI

To make great strides in AI, hardware must change. Starting with GPUs, and then evolving to analog devices, and then fault tolerant quantum computers.

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November 15, 2017

One big wire change in ‘97 still helping chips achieve...

The IT state-of-the-art 20 years ago was rapidly ending, and we – and I mean everyone in the industry that made a device with a chip inside of it –...

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November 13, 2017

What’s in a qubit?

Over the last few months, we’ve shared some videos from members of our research team explaining key concepts in quantum computing. We told you about superposition, entanglement, and quantum algorithms....

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November 10, 2017

The future is quantum

Some of the most important technical advances of the 20th century were enabled by decades of fundamental scientific exploration, whose initial purpose was simply to extend human understanding. When Einstein...

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November 9, 2017

Q&A with Will Scott: Innovative Young Engineer applying AI to...

Three IBM researchers have been named 2017 Innovative Young Engineers by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Griselda Bonilla, Kun Hun, and Will Scott joined the the nation’s 82 brightest...

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October 17, 2017

Quantum Computing: Breaking Through the 49 Qubit Simulation Barrier

At roughly 50 qubits, existing methods for calculating quantum amplitudes require either too much computation to be practical, or more memory than is available on any existing supercomputer, or both....

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October 11, 2017

The era of AI — and the technologies that will...

Mukesh Khare, IBM Research vice president of semiconductor research, explores the answers to the questions -- what does AI and the explosion of data imply for computing devices? And where...

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October 3, 2017

IoT neurons go macro, go global with DyBM

Imagine covering the globe with a sheet of artificial, internet-enabled neurons. And these Internet of Things (IoT) neurons could send their local information to other neurons just like the synapses...

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September 13, 2017

How to measure a molecule’s energy using a quantum computer

Editor's note: This article is by Abhinav Kandala, Antonio Mezzacapo, and Kristan Temme, IBM Research Simulating molecules on quantum computers just got much easier with IBM’s superconducting quantum hardware. In...

September 11, 2017

Quantum Computing: you know it’s cool, now find out how...

You have probably heard all the buzzwords people use when trying to explain quantum computing (superposition and entanglement ring a bell?). Fans of xkcd – “the webcomic of romance, sarcasm,...

August 30, 2017

Beat the heat in 3D chip stacks with ICECool

In the Moore’s Law race to keep improving computer performance, the IT industry has turned upward, stacking chips like nano-sized 3D skyscrapers. But those stacks, like the law it’s challenging,...

August 10, 2017

Future semiconductor research leadership empowered by design automation

This article authored by Myung-hee Na, Senior Technical Staff Member, Semiconductor Technology Research, IBM Research; Karim El Sayed, Director of R&D, Synopsys; Victor Moroz, Synopsys Fellow, Synopsys The number of variables...

August 8, 2017

IBM Research achieves record deep learning performance with new software...

Summary: IBM Research publishes in arXiv close to ideal scaling with new distributed deep learning software which achieved record communication overhead and 95% scaling efficiency on the Caffe deep learning framework...

August 3, 2017

Storm in a log file: A one-man weather station

On February 7, 2009, scorching temperatures baked southeastern Australia, while a strong, northerly wind shaped a head-high swell rolling into the southern coast. The surf was excellent and I was...

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July 5, 2017

Recent papers detail carbon nanotube scalabilty, integration breakthroughs

Carbon nanotubes appeal to the semiconductor industry because they’re superior electrical conductors compared to silicon with a mere 1 nanometer body thickness. So why don’t we have CNT chips in...

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May 25, 2017

Upping the microservices game with Istio: A microservice mesh

In June last year I reported here the open sourcing of Amalgam8 – a microservice fabric first to provide a central control over layer 7 routing across a mesh of...

May 24, 2017

New app lets crowds use their phones to display a...

More than 4 million people, across every state in the US, participated in the January 22 Women’s March. And the recent Earth Day marches spanned six continents. The messages were...

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May 22, 2017

The power of blockchain + Watson

The impact of disruptive digital technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain goes well beyond finance and payments, touching all aspects of the real economy. This is an underappreciated fact, and...

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May 19, 2017

A funny thing happened on my way to Maker Faire

Normally on Friday mornings, I’d be winding my way up a canyon in the hills south of San Jose to IBM Research – Almaden, where I work as an advisory...

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May 19, 2017

Computational Neuroscience

Understanding the brain’s dynamics is of central importance to neuroscience. Our ability to observe, model, and infer from neuroscientific data the principles and mechanisms of brain dynamics determines our ability...

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May 18, 2017

A quantum experience at Maker Faire

We are taking our new 16 qubit quantum processor on the road, to the Bay Area Maker Faire, from May 19-21. I’ll be there, along with 15-20 other IBMers from...

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May 16, 2017

Facilitating peer review with cognitive computing

Applying for or allocating funding for scientific research takes up a significant amount of time and energy, both from the scientists and the national foundations that evaluate the science itself....

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May 15, 2017

Under pressure: New ptychography technique examines stressed atoms in 3D

Think of it as a CT scan. But for atoms. The nano-probe is building a 3D model of that device’s atomic structure, for which we can examine the amount of...

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April 21, 2017

Quantum’s advantage solves black box bit riddle

How IBM Q learns parity with noise Quantum theory met practice in the Nature Quantum Information paper, “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” when colleagues at IBM Research and...

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April 14, 2017

You asked scientist Jessie Rosenberg anything about silicon photonics

Here’s what she said about flying qubits, wafer-scale photonic test systems, and more Silicon photonics uses light, versus electricity, to send signals from a microchip. IBM engineers use these pulses...

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April 11, 2017

Big oil’s next gusher is at the nanoscale

Last year the world consumed almost 97 million barrels of oil per day. What if I told you that many more barrels still remain in those same wells? Deep inside...

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March 23, 2017

Cognitive and Contextual Analytics for IT Services

Our ability to monitor and collect data about IT (information technology) services, ranging from cloud and hosted-IT delivery models to maintenance services, has grown to unprecedented levels over the past...

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March 7, 2017

Joint program puts “cognitive” in chip manufacturing

Computer chips can fail in countless ways, from countless sources in the manufacturing process. Even with terabytes of sensor data pouring from the manufacturing equipment used to make them, there...

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