In the future, we will be able to use quantum computers to solve valuable, but hard optimization problems as they arise in different industries and sectors of the economy. In the absence of sufficiently powerful quantum computers (as in 2022), it is possible to use classical optimization techniques, but also optimization methods which have been inspired by quantum physics and quantum effects. These so-called quantum-inspired optimization algorithms (QIO) can potentially help solve problems when classical algorithms run out of steam. Importantly, QIO optimization solvers run in the cloud on today’s classical compute infrastructure and therefore don’t require quantum computers. Such QIO techniques are e.g. available in the cloud in Microsoft Azure Quantum. For potential users, various questions will arise: How do these QIO algorithms work in principle? What type of business problems can be solved using such techniques? How to map a business problem into a mathematical description that can serve as input to QIO solvers? Once a mathematically suitable problem specification has been written up, how to work with such QIO solvers in the cloud? Here is an introductory article which addresses a number of these questions and leads the reader through an illustrative worked example to provide a better understanding how QIO methods can be leveraged in practice.
There are lots of observant people around who on the one hand are delighted about the strength of the US economy and the (stubborn) health of the US equity market, but on the other hand point to a number of … …. read more
Today, enterprises can deploy small cell networks (e.g. Wi-Fi or sophisticated 4G cellular networks based on LTE technology) to go completely wireless, not only for their staff with the latest smartphones and tablets, but also to connect any of their … …. read more
Telecoms and Internet industries work on concepts and architectures that will support new enterprise products and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), in addition to new products and services for the consumer sector. These concepts are known as mobile edge … …. read more
On 19th November 2015, Cisco, ARM, Dell, Intel, Microsoft and Princeton University have launched the Open Fog consortium with the goal to realise the full potential of the Internet of Things. On the other hand, the telecoms industry has been … …. read more
Everybody surely knows that most of our on-line applications and services are served out of the “Cloud”. Cloud computing has become more and more important, with ever increasing size of datacenters and degree of automation. Where next? What comes after … …. read more
Documenting the Mandelbrot set as an area of equally coloured complex numbers in a plane is an easy task. Colouring its neighborhood in different ways is sometimes far more interesting, well, for those who are interested in graphics effects.
The New Year has just started and that rings a bell for a number of students of a finer art, namely financial analysis. Every year, some of them set out on a journey to master the final level of the CFA … …. read more
Want to be faster underway in the Internet? Then you may want to have a look at QUIC. The acronym sounds like quick, and actually means it: surfing quicker through the Web by means of fast connections, this time over … …. read more
If you went these days to ‘google’ for LWM2M, you would find something that is called a new technical protocol specification. It is abbreviated LWM2M which stands for Lightweight M2M – Machine to Machine the lighter way. What’s that all … …. read more