Raytheon developing superconducting computing technology for the IC
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, Waltham, MA-based Raytheon announced December 5.
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, PhD 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.