Today’s topics include HPE expanding its Composable platform to include cloud fabric, and Microsoft updating its Quantum Development Kit for chemistry research.
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise on Nov. 26 announced the next phase for its Synergy modular architecture platform, which now includes the delivery of cloud services through what HPE calls its Composable Cloud, a hybrid cloud platform that offers software-defined automation, a modern fabric providing non-disruptive scale across racks and data centers, and a unified API.
HPE said that Composable Cloud for Synergy “adds flexibility and performance to address any workload within a private or hybrid cloud environment.” Enterprises choose between public and private clouds including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, and also select their own storage, hypervisor, cloud services and networking under a single management provider.
The modular architecture of HPE Synergy provides a choice of network interconnects and storage options, including SAN-based storage, direct-attach, IP-based and software-defined storage.
Microsoft has updated its Quantum Development Kit with new features, including deeper integration with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, Q# language capabilities, and a broad quantum chemistry library to help drive chemistry research using the power of quantum computing.
The updated kit can be downloaded for use immediately and will allow developers to get an improved Q# experience through the deeper integration with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code, including live feedback as they type and errors indicated by underlining and warnings.
In addition, improvements to the Q# programming language now unify how developers code common operations, such as iteration over arrays, which can make coding in Q# easier and faster.
Meanwhile, the all-new chemistry library will expand the kit’s capabilities for use in developing quantum simulations in chemistry in a wide range of fields.