An industry team led by Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies business has begun to develop a superconducting computing prototype for cryogenic memory arrays and scalable control architecture under a contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
Raytheon said Tuesday the team integrated a superconducting switch with a cryogenic memory element during a demonstration of the superconducting/ferromagnetic memory cell for IARPA’s Cryogenic Computing Complexity program.
The C3 program seeks a superconducting computing system that can mitigate power cooling issues and succeed end-of-roadmap complementary metal-oxide-semiconductors used for high performance computing platforms.
Zachary Dutton, manager of quantum technologies at Raytheon BBN Technologies, said the research effort aims to develop a supercomputing approach that will require a smaller footprint.
BBN Technologies’ team members on the project are:
- Canon U.S.A
- Cornell University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- New York University
- Spin Transfer Technologies
- University of Rochester
- University of Stellenbosch