Friday, June 29, 2018

Microsoft And DEWA Bringing Quantum Computing To Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) on Thursday announced plans to work with Microsoft to develop new quantum-based solutions to address energy optimization and other challenges where classical computers have serious limitations, making it the first organization outside the U.S. to participate in the Microsoft Quantum program. As part of the deal, Microsoft will work closely with DEWA to identify the challenges where quantum computing will have the greatest impact. Energy optimization, for example, requires far too much traditional computing power to identify the ideal balance of resources from different energy sources to meet ever-changing consumption needs in real time.