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A Canadaian startup announced a new device in the high-performance computing world: the infinityQube. The new hardware uses "quantum analogue computing" to take on real-world business problems in optimization, finance, pharma and engineering. infinityQ has raised more than $1 million in seed funding so far and is working with financial institutions and pharmaceutical companies on proof-of-concept projects, according to a press release. 

Aurélie Hélouis, CEO and co-founder of infinityQ, said in a press release that her company's new approach is analog in two ways and refers to analogies with atomic quantum systems as well as to analog electronics. 

"In practice, this means infinityQ develops computational capabilities by using artificial atoms to exploit the superposition effect and achieve quantum computing capabilities without the error correction and cryogenics tax," she said. "This allows the computer to utilize several times less energy than a typical CPU; the machine's energy consumption is the same as a common light bulb."

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