Raytheon developing superconducting computing technology for intelligence community
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 5, 2017 -- A Raytheon BBN Technologies-led team is developing prototype cryogenic memory arrays and a scalable control architecture under an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Cryogenic Computing Complexity program.
The team recently demonstrated an energy-efficient superconducting/ferromagnetic memory cell—the first integration of a superconducting switch controlling a cryogenic memory element.
"This research could generate a new approach to supercomputing that is more efficient, faster, less expensive, and requires a smaller footprint," said Zachary Dutton, Ph.D. and manager of the quantum technologies division at Raytheon BBN Technologies.
Raytheon BBN is the prime contractor leading a team that includes:
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• New York University
• Cornell University
• University of Rochester
• University of Stellenbosch
• HYPRES, Inc.
• Canon U.S.A, Inc.,
• Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc.
Raytheon BBN Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).
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