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Untangling the Entangled
3 weeks ago

Untangling the Entangled

By  •  3 weeks ago  •  Featured, Science

Researchers used quantum simulations to obtain new insights into the nature of neutrinos — the mysterious subatomic particles that abound throughout the universe — and their role in the deaths of massive …
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Steering Toward Quantum Simulation at Scale
3 months ago

Steering Toward Quantum Simulation at Scale

By  •  3 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers simulated a key quantum state at one of the largest scales reported, with support from the Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge …
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Quantum Experts Gather for Fourth Annual Quantum Computing User Forum at ORNL
11 months ago

Quantum Experts Gather for Fourth Annual Quantum Computing User Forum at ORNL

By  •  11 months ago  •  Events, Science

For the first time since 2019, the Quantum Computing User Forum welcomed attendees for an in-person gathering at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory from July 17 to …
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Shedding Light on Singlet Fission Materials
12 months ago

Shedding Light on Singlet Fission Materials

By  •  12 months ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Using the full capabilities of the Quantinuum H1-1 quantum computer, researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory not only demonstrated best practices for scientific computing …
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Putting Quantum Circuits to the Test
1 year ago

Putting Quantum Circuits to the Test

By  •  1 year ago  •  Featured, Industry, Science

Researchers used Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, to perform the first independent comparison test of leading quantum computers.

The study surveyed 24 quantum processors and …
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Spinning up Quantum Fidelity
2 years ago

Spinning up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers reached new levels of accuracy in quantum simulations of spin defects using the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s Quantum Computing User Program, or QCUP, at the U.S. Department of …
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Where Worlds Collide
2 years ago

Where Worlds Collide

By  •  2 years ago  •  Featured, Science

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory physicists Christian Bauer, Marat Freytsis, and Benjamin Nachman have leveraged an IBM Q quantum computer through the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility’s (OLCF’s) Quantum …
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Firing Up Quantum Fidelity
3 years ago

Firing Up Quantum Fidelity

By  •  3 years ago  •  Featured, Science, Technology

Researchers used the Quantum Computing User Program (QCUP) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to achieve major improvements in quantum fidelity, a potential step …
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2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review
3 years ago

2021 at the OLCF: Year in Review

By  •  3 years ago  •  Featured, Science

In 2021, supercomputing at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) enabled new scientific breakthroughs amid the global pandemic.

From modeling small particles called quarks to …
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A New Design for Quantum Computer–Monitored Electrical Grids
3 years ago

A New Design for Quantum Computer–Monitored Electrical Grids

By  •  3 years ago  •  Technology

With support from the Quantum Computer User Program (QCUP) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers from Cornell University have developed a new quantum computer–based artificial intelligence (AI) …
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Quantum computing enables simulations to unravel mysteries of magnetic materials
3 years ago

Quantum computing enables simulations to unravel mysteries of magnetic materials

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

A multi-institutional team became the first to generate accurate results from materials science simulations on a quantum computer that can be verified with neutron scattering experiments and other practical techniques.


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OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems
3 years ago

OLCF, UTK Researchers Explore Potential of Quantum Annealing to Solve Optimization Problems

By  •  3 years ago  •  Science

Researchers at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) and University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) established a quantum annealing benchmark for optimization problems with the help of a quantum computer. …
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