New IBM Data Centric Systems for DOE
Date added: 2014-11-14
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded IBM contracts valued at $325 million to develop and deliver the world’s most advanced “data centric” supercomputing systems at the Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, helping them advance innovation and discovery in science, engineering and national defense. These OpenPOWER-based systems minimize data in motion and energy consumption, providing cost-effective modeling, simulation and Big Data analytics. (from left) Dr. Thom Mason, director, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Dr. John E. Kelly III, Senior Vice President & director of IBM Research; Dr. Bill Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. (Rich Riggins/Feature Photo Service for IBM)
Scientists Discover New Atomic Technique to Charge Memory Chips
Date added: 2013-03-22
Optical image of a typical ionic liquid (IL) gated device with a droplet of IL on top of the gate electrode and the oxide channel. The gold squares are pads used to make contact to the device via wire-bonding. On right is the magnified image of the device showing the channel (brownish yellow) and the gold electrical contacts (bright yellow). The contacts on the right and left of the channel are the source and drain contacts. The four other contact are used for 4-wire resistance & Hall measurements. (Credit: IBM)
IBM 3D Superconducting quantum bit
Date added: 2012-02-28
A picture of IBM’s “3D” superconducting qubit device where a qubit (about 1mm in length) is suspended in the center of the cavity on a small Sapphire chip. The cavity is formed by closing the two halves, and measurements are done by passing microwave signals to the connectors. Despite the apparent large feature size (the cavity is about 1.5 inches wide) for this single qubit demonstration, the team believes it is possible to scale such a system to hundreds or thousands of qubits.
IBM 2D Superconducting quantum bit
Date added: 2012-02-28
A picture of the Silicon chip housing a total of three qubits. The chip is back-mounted on a PC board and connects to I/O coaxial lines via wire bonds (scale: 8mm x 4mm). A larger assembly of such qubits and resonators are envisioned to be used for a scalable architecture.
Graphene Integrated Circuit
Date added: 2011-06-10
Optical image of a completed graphene integrated circuit (IC) including contact pads.