Article: IBM Expands its Ecosystem of Open-Source Developers Combating Climate Change

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

IBM Expands its Ecosystem of Open-Source Developers Combating Climate Change

IBM launched this week its fourth annual program inviting developers to combat climate change with open-source software.

The 2021 Call for Code Global Challenge has grown to 400,000 developers across 179 nations and has generated 15,000 practical applications. IBM’s developments, such as Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud, IBM Watson, IBM Blockchain, and atmospheric data from IBM’s Weather Company, play a key role. Resources and APIs from Intuit and New Relic are part of the program.

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Article: Call for Code seeks open source solutions to help tackle climate change

Innovation, Open Source, Open Space

Call for Code seeks open source solutions to help tackle climate change

IBM’s Call For Code 2021 offers startups $200,000 and mentorship through the Linux Foundation

IBM’s coalition is sending out its annual call for startups to develop innovative open source technology to tackle global issues. This time, the focus is climate change.

Call for Code is returning for a fourth year and encouraging applications to tackle climate change issues. The winner will receive a $200,000 prize and mentorship from IBM.

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Article: Free Open-Access Quantum Computer Now Operational

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Susan Clark

Free Open-Access Quantum Computer Now Operational

Scientists worldwide can use ion-based testbed at Sandia National Laboratories.

A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories’ Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, or QSCOUT.

Quantum computers are poised to become major technological drivers over the coming decades. But to get there, scientists need to experiment with quantum machines that relatively few universities or companies have.

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