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IBM partners with the University of Tokyo on quantum computer

Tokyo — IBM and the University of Tokyo have announced one of Japan’s “most powerful” quantum computers.

According to IBM, IBM Quantum System One is part of the Japan-IBM quantum partnership between the University of Tokyo and IBM, “advancing Japan’s quest for quantum science, business and education.”

IBM Quantum System One is currently in operation for researchers at both Japanese scientific institutions and companies, and access is controlled by the University of Tokyo.

“IBM is committed to growing the global quantum ecosystem and facilitating collaboration between different research communities,” said Dr. Dario Gil, director of IBM Research.

According to IBM,

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Linus Torvalds Responds to Linux Banning University of Minnesota

Saying the University of Minnesota’s ban from contributing to the Linux kernel has been a popular topic of conversation among the open source community would be an understatement. Now,  Linux creator Linus Torvalds has weighed in on the issue, and his response was milder than one might expect.

Whatever he did seems to have worked. Torvalds reportedly told iTWire that “I don’t really know what to say” about the University of Minnesota ban. “I think the email thread is likely the most relevant information. […] I don’t think it has been a huge deal _technically_, but people are pissed off,

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