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Stupid Cancer Announces CancerCon Live 2024 in Austin, Texas

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Stupid Cancer, the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer, is thrilled to announce that CancerCon Live 2024 will take place in Austin, Texas for the first time ever. This landmark event, scheduled for August 15 - 18, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency Austin, promises to bring together hundreds of young adult cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates from across the country to share their experiences, gain valuable insights/resources, and build lasting connections. “We look forward to creating an unforgettable experience that empowers young adults affected by cancer and helps them connect with others who truly understand their journey.” says Alison Silberman, CEO of Stupid Cancer. CancerCon Live is the premier annual gathering for the AYA cancer community, offering a unique blend of education, support, and empowerment. This year's event in Austin will feature: Keynote Speakers: Hear from leading voices in the AYA cancer community, including survivors, healthcare professionals, and advocates, sharing their stories and insights on topics ranging from advancements in cancer treatment to survivorship challenges. Workshops and Panels: Participate in interactive sessions on a wide range of topics tailored to the unique needs of AYA cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, covering mental health, fertility preservation, advocacy, career development, and more. Meet the AYA Community: Dedicated time for attendees to connect with peers, build lasting friendships, and expand their support networks in a supportive and inclusive environment. Exhibit Hall: Explore resources, products, and services from leading organizations committed to supporting the AYA cancer community as well as a few local small businesses. Social Events: Enjoy fun and engaging social activities designed to foster connections and create memorable experiences with some local Austin flavor. Local excursions: Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the city’s unique attractions, including Bat Watching under Congress Bridge and unlimited Skee-Ball at Full Circle Bar, to name a few, all while engaging in meaningful activities that support their personal and collective growth. “Austin’s dynamic and inclusive culture aligns perfectly with our mission to build a strong, supportive community for AYA cancer patients and survivors. We look forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be our most impactful CancerCon yet,” says Eddie Mouradian, Director of Development. For over a decade, Stupid Cancer has brought together hundreds of patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, and health professionals at the largest gathering of the AYA community - CancerCon (R). Now gathering both online and off, every CancerCon event is an immersive experience, led by transformative connection and education. The majority of conference attendees are AYA (age 15-39) cancer patients and survivors, but caregivers and health professionals of all ages are also welcome. CancerCon Live is hosted in a different US city each year as we seek to make the event always be within reach of our community at all times. Registration for CancerCon Live 2024 is now open. To register or learn more about the event, please visit cancercon.org. About Stupid Cancer Stupid Cancer’s mission is to help empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult cancer by ending isolation and building community. Through innovative programming and strategic communications, the organization aims to provide support, resources, education, and a sense of community both online and in-person. For more information, please visit stupidcancer.org. For media inquires, contact: media@stupidcancer.org About Stupid Cancer:Stupid Cancer's mission is to help empower everyone in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) community by ending isolation and building community. Contact Details Alison Silberman +1 646-868-0087 media@stupidcancer.org Company Website https://stupidcancer.org/

June 12, 2024 02:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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bluSPARC™ Expands Executive Team for Next Phase of Growth

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bluSPARC, an innovator in connecting leadership development to organizational performance, announces two new members of its executive leadership team: Chief Growth Officer Michael Hubert and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Lori Bradley. Both professionals will impact client engagement with Hubert overseeing the growth strategy and Bradley managing interactions with clients and the delivery of bluSPARC’s high-touch approach. Since launching in 2019, bluSPARC has worked with organizations from start-ups to Fortune 100 firms including Amazon, Chewy, Simple Tire, and 5.11. In the past year, the company has increased the number of leaders in its development programs by nearly 300%. Grounded in evidence-based leadership theories and shaped by its founders’ decades of practical experience, bluSPARC’s approach delivers measurable results for individual and organizational growth. “With the addition of Lori and promotion of Michael to the executive team, we will be more strategic about innovation and expansion. As experts in organizational growth and performance, we knew the time was right to change the management structure and bring more expertise to the executive level,” said Co-Founder Kim Villeneuve, Ed.D. “Lori’s deep background in engagement management and talent development combined with Michael’s proven proficiency in client-centric growth strategies and data analytics will drive smart, sustainable growth.” Bradley is a prominent leadership icon and influencer in talent management having held senior talent roles at a range of companies including Chewy, Amazon, United Airlines, and PVH, one of the world’s largest global apparel companies that includes iconic brands Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. She comes to bluSPARC as a former client which gives her a unique understanding of the organization’s approach to development and succession planning. In addition, she has served as Executive Chair of the bluSPARC Elite program since January 2024. “bluSPARC’s focus on addressing the individual needs and leadership pain points of each client with its three-part approach of proprietary assessments, cohort learning for teams, and executive leadership coaching really sets it apart,” said Dr. Bradley. “After experiencing the program for myself and my work with companies through the bluSPARC Elite program, I know the changes this approach can make for executives and organizations. I am thrilled to be part of this next phase of the company.” As CGO, Hubert will lead the strategic alignment of bluSPARC’s services to customize them for each client’s specific goals. He has been serving as bluSPARC’s Vice President of Finance, Technology, and Operations for more than two years and has a deep understanding of the company’s strengths and areas for growth. Hubert’s deep background includes work in investment banking at Meridian Capital, experience leading Analytics Strategy at Starbucks, and a Master of Information and Data Science from UC Berkeley. “Michael’s talents add so much value for both bluSPARC and our clients,” said Co-Founder Andrew Rahaman, Ed.D. “His analytical background is essential for improving how we manage and implement our assessment frameworks to help organizations drive performance and growth. After working with us as a vice president, he knows the company and the best ways to optimize and expand so much of what bluSPARC does internally around technology, customer service, marketing, and financial functions.” “It is rare for an executive coaching company to have the ability to connect data to behavior change. By providing these metrics, our clients can clearly see the return on investment of the bluSPARC approach. I am looking forward to increasing the use bluSPARC’s science-based methodology to do even more to improve leaders and help organizations thrive,” said Michael Hubert. “Despite our recent growth, I’ve identified a lot of untapped potential within the organization that we can leverage by using technology in more ways and establishing systems to support consistency and efficiency.” For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, visit www.bluSPARC.com. About bluSPARC™ bluSPARC develops leadership programs tailored to the unique needs of professionals at every level of an organization. Its integrated three-part approach incorporates executive coaching, cohort learning, and competency-based assessments that align with current and future goals of both individual participants and their companies. Founded by scholars of leadership principles and honed through years of industry experience, bluSPARC’s team of diverse organizational behavior experts is committed to the science of metrics-driven leadership to create transformational change. When bluSPARC ignites leaders, the enterprise thrives. Contact Details Catbear Communications for bluSPARC Melissa Arnoff Melissa.Arnoff@catbearcomms.com Company Website https://www.blusparc.com

June 12, 2024 09:35 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Yandex develops and open-sources an LLM training tool that saves up to 20% of GPU resources

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Yandex introduces YaFSDP, a method for faster and more efficient large language model (LLM) training. Potentially saving users hundreds of thousands of dollars per month. Available free. Yandex, a global tech company, recently introduced YaFSDP, an open-source method for training large language models (LLMs). YaFSDP is currently the most effective publicly available tool for enhancing GPU communication and reducing memory usage in LLM training, offering a speedup of up to 26% compared to FSDP, depending on the architecture and number of parameters. Reducing the training time for LLMs through the use of YaFSDP can result in savings of up to 20% in GPU resources. “Currently, we're actively experimenting with various model architectures and parameter sizes to expand YaFSDP’s versatility,” noted Mikhail Khruschev, a senior developer at Yandex and part of the team behind YaFSDP. “We are thrilled to share our developments in LLM training with the global ML community, contributing to increased accessibility and efficiency for researchers and developers worldwide.” The case for YaFSDP LLM training is a time-consuming and resource-intensive process. Machine learning engineers and companies that develop their own LLMs invest significant time and GPU resources — which equals money — in training these models. The larger the model, the greater the time and expenses associated with its training. Yandex’s YaFSDP works by eliminating GPU communication inefficiencies, ensuring that training requires only necessary processor memory and making GPU interactions uninterrupted. YaFSDP optimizes learning speed and performance, enabling AI developers worldwide to use less computing power and GPU resources when training their models. For instance, in a pre-training scenario involving a model with 70 billion parameters, using YaFSDP can save the resources of approximately 150 GPUs, which translates to roughly $0.5 to $1.5 million (depending on the virtual GPU provider or platform) in potential monthly savings. YaFSDP’s training efficiency YaFSDP, an enhanced version of FSDP, outperforms the FSDP method in the most communication-heavy stages of LLM training like pre-training, alignment, and fine-tuning. The final speedup shown by YaFSDP on Llama 2 and Llama 3 demonstrates significant improvements in training speed, reaching 21% and 26% on Llama 2 70B and Llama 3 70B respectively. “YaFSDP has shown impressive results on models ranging from 13 to 70 billion parameters, with particularly strong performance in the 30 to 70 billion range,” said Mikhail Khruschev. “Currently, YaFSDP is best suited for widely-used open-source models based on the LLaMA architecture.” YaFSDP isn’t Yandex’s first open-source tool. The company has previously shared several other tools that have become popular with the ML community, including: CatBoost, a high-performance library for gradient boosting on decision trees. YTsaurus, a big data platform for distributed storage and processing. AQLM, one of the most advanced quantization algorithms for extreme compression of large language models, developed jointly by Yandex Research, HSE University, IST Austria, and NeuralMagic. Petals, a library designed to simplify the process of training and fine-tuning LLMs, developed in a collaboration involving Yandex Research, HSE University, University of Washington, Hugging Face, ENS Paris-Saclay, and Yandex School of Data Analysis. Accessing YaFSDP YaFSDP is freely available on Github. – – – – – For Reference During large language model (LLM) training, developers have to efficiently manage three primary resources: computing power, processor memory, and processor communications. YaFSDP conserves the first two, which helps to accelerate the LLM training process. LLM training relies on numerous GPUs organized into clusters — arrays of interconnected graphics processors that can perform the vast number of calculations necessary to train models with billions of parameters. Distributing computations among processors within a cluster requires constant communication, which often becomes a "bottleneck", slowing the training process and resulting in inefficient use of computing power. To overcome this bottleneck, Yandex developers created YaFSDP, a method that improves GPU communication and optimizes learning speed and performance. When combined with Yandex’s other performance-enhancing solutions, the method accelerated the training process by up to 45% for some of its models. YaFSDP works by eliminating GPU communication inefficiencies, which leads to optimized network usage and reduced memory load. It ensures that training requires only necessary processor memory and makes GPU interactions uninterrupted, facilitating further optimizations like minimizing processor communication time. This leads to a significant enhancement in both performance and memory efficiency. The YaFSDP method can be used effectively in transformer-based text generative models with multiple layers (multilayer perceptrons), mostly represented by LLaMA-like models. In a pre-training scenario involving a model with 70 billion parameters, using YaFSDP can save the resources of approximately 150 GPUs. When compared to FSDP, the final speedup shown by YaFSDP on Llama 2 and Llama 3 demonstrates significant improvements in training efficiency. About Yandex Yandex is a global technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. The company’s goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, Yandex has been delivering world-class, locally relevant search and information services and has also developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. 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June 12, 2024 08:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Royal Charter Elevates European-American University's Educational Offerings

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European-American University, an institution committed to excellence for more than 20 years, proudly upholds its Royal Charter, marking its recognition and credibility in the educational arena. This esteemed recognition, combined with the university's authorization under the statutes of the State of Florida to award religious degrees, as well as its registration as a private higher education provider in France (Ecole Superieure Euro-Americaine), places European-American University among the ranks of universities with a truly global footprint. "Receiving a Royal Charter of Incorporation from the King of the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom and achieving international validation are significant milestones for European-American University," stated Professor John Kersey, Chancellor. "These recognitions not only honor our educational commitment but also reassure our students and partners of the quality and legitimacy of our programs. I'm very proud of the fact that we have a presence on three continents." The Royal Charter is a testament to the university's adherence to high standards of educational excellence and its contribution to academic scholarship. In addition to the Royal Charter, European-American University holds a wide range of recognition and accreditation agreements with institutions worldwide. These partnerships and recognitions validate the university's programs, allowing graduates to leverage their degrees on a global scale and enhance their professional and academic opportunities. The university offers a diverse array of degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and PhD levels across various disciplines, including business, humanities, and the arts. Some programs are delivered through a flexible, distance learning format that allows students to balance their studies with personal and professional commitments. Some programs even allow students to get a degree entirely through their previous life experience without taking any additional classes or exams at all. These experience-based degrees are based on the Validation des Acquis de l'Experience (VAE) framework which was codified into French law in 2002. Prospective students can learn more about the validated and recognized programs offered by European-American University by visiting https://www.europeanamerican.university/. About Ecole Superieure Euro-Américaine Ecole Superieure Euro-Americaine is a premier private higher education institution based in Paris, France and is the French division of European-American University. Dedicated to blending European and American academic traditions, European-American University offers a diverse range of programs designed to foster critical thinking, global awareness, and professional development. For over 20 years, European-American University has provided accessible and innovative educational opportunities to students worldwide through flexible learning approaches, including both residential and distance learning options. The institution also offers unique programs that recognize and credit life experiences, allowing students to leverage their professional and personal achievements towards earning a degree. For more information, visit www.europeanamerican.university or contact secretariat@europeanamerican.university About the author: With more than 20 years serving at European-American University, originally as the school's President and Director of Academic Affairs, and now as its Chancellor, John Kersey is renowned for his educational leadership. He has been instrumental in developing programs that blend rigorous academic standards with practical applications, serving students across the globe. Contact Details Ecole Superieure Euro-Americaine Professor John Kersey secretariat@europeanamerican.university Company Website https://europeanamerican.university/

June 08, 2024 03:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mphasis and Classiq Partner to Drive Quantum Innovation

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Mphasis, (BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS), an Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services, today announced its strategic partnership with Classiq, a leading quantum software company to demonstrate and commercialize industry solutions powered by Quantum. The strategic partnership aims to accelerate the adoption of quantum solutions for enterprises by integrating them into its operations. The collaboration is committed to fostering innovation and redefining technological boundaries and paving the way for a quantum-powered future. Classiq leads in quantum computing software and has developed a platform for faster and more efficient quantum algorithm design. Mphasis will focus on building industry solutions in sectors such as BFSI, Lifesciences, Healthcare, Supply Chain & Logistics, Chemistry, utilizing these advanced algorithms. By leveraging Classiq’s quantum platform, Mphasis will develop industry-specific intellectual properties (IPs) and will also jointly market and implement customer IPs, execute customer projects, and provide support for the commercialization of Classiq’s platform and IPs. Additionally, Mphasis’ Quantum Initiative, launched in 2020 within the Applied R&D division, NEXT Labs, aims to facilitate our client's transition to the quantum era. The adoption model comprises awareness-building, assessment, and consulting workshops, as well as the development and implementation of quantum solutions in key domains such as optimization, artificial intelligence, simulation, and cybersecurity. Within the realm of quantum computing, the company’s priorities include applied research, the creation of industry-specific solutions and intellectual properties, thought leadership dissemination, building robust partnerships, and leveraging a design thinking approach to drive adoption. “We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Classiq and leveraging their expertise to unlock the vast potential of quantum computing. This partnership enables us to combine our industry knowledge with cutting-edge quantum technology, to innovative solutions tailored to our clients' needs. Together we hope to lead the way in initiating and implementing state-of-the-art quantum solutions that redefine the boundaries of our field," said Srikumar Ramanathan, Chief Solutions Officer, Mphasis. "Classiq is proud to be partnering with Mphasis to support scalable enterprise quantum computing software development. Together we combine depth of industry domain knowledge and quantum expertise with the technology needed to implement sophisticated optimized quantum computing programs for our clients," said Nir Minerbi, CEO and Co-Founder, Classiq Technologies. By synergizing Mphasis' domain expertise with Classiq's quantum computing acumen, the collaboration is poised to unlock newer possibilities and redefine industry benchmarks. Quantum computing's ability to tackle previously unsolvable problems opens doors for entirely new discoveries and innovations. National Institute of Standards and Technology’s report states that quantum computing could lead to breakthroughs in areas like materials science, drug discovery, and financial modelling. McKinsey & Company estimates a $106B potential quantum technology market size by 2040. The alliance between Mphasis and Classiq represents a fusion of expertise and innovation, with Classiq's cutting-edge quantum development platform complemented by Mphasis' extensive industry knowledge. Together, the companies aim to pioneer groundbreaking quantum solutions that will reshape sectors primed for transformative change. Classiq’s platform enables both beginner and expert designers to rapidly generate, analyze, and execute quantum circuits. The collaboration reflects the shared dedication of Mphasis and Classiq, showcasing a commitment to pioneering quantum computing applications across diverse industry sectors. Apart from this, in June 2021, Mphasis along with the Government of Alberta, and the University of Calgary signed an MoU to announce the launch of the world-leading Quantum City - Canada. The strategic partnerships were to accelerate talent development and the development of a quantum computing ecosystem in Calgary, driving R&D in the technology sector. In June 2022, Mphasis deepened its commitment to Canada by announcing a delivery center in Calgary, opening the center in Alberta for business. The Mphasis business ecosystem was positioned to reinforce the region's reputation as a leading hub for digital transformation, AI, quantum computing, and more, and contribute to Canada's growing digital sector. About Mphasis Mphasis’ purpose is to be the “Driver in Driverless Car” for Global Enterprises by applying next-generation design, architecture, and engineering services, to deliver scalable and sustainable software and technology solutions. Customer centricity is foundational to Mphasis, and is reflected in the Mphasis’ Front2Back ™ Transformation approach. Front2Back™ uses the exponential power of cloud and cognitive to provide hyper-personalized (C= X2C2TM =1) digital experience to clients and their end customers. Mphasis’ Service Transformation approach helps ‘shrink the core’ through the application of digital technologies across legacy environments within an enterprise, enabling businesses to stay ahead in a changing world. Mphasis’ core reference architectures and tools, speed and innovation with domain expertise and specialization, combined with an integrated sustainability and purpose-led approach across its operations and solutions are key to building strong relationships with marquee clients. Click here to know more. ( BSE: 526299; NSE: MPHASIS ) About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing software platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, from algorithm design to execution. Tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, Classiq aims to democratize access to quantum computing with software that equips customers to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution. A low-code development environment that automates quantum programming ensures that a broader range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of how to program quantum computer hardware. Classiq also works closely with advanced computation hardware providers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by powerful investors such as HPE, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking software development platform. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, join the Slack community, or try the Classiq platform. Contact Details Rainier Communications Michelle Allard McMahon +1 781-718-3248 classiqPR@rainierco.com Mphasis Corporate Communications Deepa Nagaraj +1 646-424-5160 deepa.nagaraj@mphasis.com Mphasis Corporate Communications Sumana Bhat +91 99029 80980 sumana.bhat@mphasis.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

June 04, 2024 02:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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CURE ALZHEIMER’S FUND PRESENTS THE JEFFREY L. MORBY PRIZE FOR EXCEPTIONAL RESEARCH

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Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease, has announced the recipients of the inaugural Jeffrey L. Morby Prize. Senior author David M. Holtzman, M.D., and first author Xiaoying Chen, Ph.D., both of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, were selected by their peers for their paper “Microglia-Mediated T Cell Infiltration Drives Neurodegeneration in Tauopathy,” published in Nature in March 2023. The Morby Prize is named in honor of the late Co-Founder of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, Jeffrey L. Morby, who inspired the nonprofit’s mission 20 years ago to fund research as a path to ending Alzheimer’s disease. Mr. Morby passed away in September 2023. Established this year, the Morby prize will be awarded annually to the senior and first authors of a recent scientific publication that transforms the fundamental understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and opens new paths to translate scientific results into effective ways to prevent, diagnose or treat the disease. This year’s award included $200,000 for the senior author’s lab for Alzheimer’s disease-related research. “Recognizing researchers for a paper selected by peer scientists for breakthrough thinking and benefit to the Alzheimer’s community befits Jeff’s wonderful legacy of empowering scientists to achieve rigorous and innovative science,” said Meg Smith, CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “The many extraordinary CureAlz-funded projects that resulted in published papers in 2022 and 2023 made the competition for this award fierce, and the endorsement of this paper by their peers speaks to the importance of the work of Drs. Holtzman and Chen and their co-authors. Their compelling data challenge the old paradigm that the adaptive immune system has little role in neurodegenerative disease, and by doing so opens new avenues to explore for effective intervention in Alzheimer’s disease.” Added Dr. Holtzman: ”Both Xiaoying Chen and I and our many outstanding co-authors are very honored to receive recognition for the work in our recently published paper. There remain many unanswered questions about the exact role of the adaptive immune response in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. I think this work along with work from others in the field is pushing us to understand how important adaptive immunity is in Alzheimer’s disease and other tauopathies, as well as whether targeting it will ultimately be therapeutically beneficial to people.” About The Holtzman Lab David M. Holtzman, Ph.D. is a neurologist and neuroscientist who has focused much of his efforts over the past 30 years on trying to better understand mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration, particularly as they are relevant to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Xiaoying Chen, Ph.D., was a postdoc research associate in the Holtzman Lab and is first author of the winning paper. The Holtzman Lab at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has published extensively on the neurobiology of apoE as it relates to the innate immune system and how apoE and other factors such as neuronal activity and sleep influence Aβ and tau metabolism, their accumulation, and their effects in the brain. For more information, visit HoltzmanLab.Wustl.edu. About Cure Alzheimer's Fund Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has provided 848 grants to more than 300 of the world’s leading researchers and contributed $202 million to research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs in understanding the causes and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a 4-star rating for more than 12 consecutive years from Charity Navigator. Our Board of Directors, Trustees and a core group of other donors direct their donations to CureAlz overhead expenses so that 100% of general donations go to our research program. For more information, visit CureAlz.org. To learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s on women and women working toward a cure, visit WomenandAlzheimers.org. Contact Details Barbara Chambers +1 978-417-9890 BChambers@CureAlz.org Company Website https://curealz.org

May 30, 2024 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Classiq collaborates with Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Hybrid Quantum Simulation

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Classiq, a leading quantum software company, announced it has developed a rapid method for solving large-scale combinatorial optimization problems in collaboration with Hewlett Packard Labs, the central research community of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the result of joint research on the integration of high performance computing (HPC) and quantum computing. The rising level of maturity on the diverse approaches to quantum computation is now raising questions about how to productively integrate leading edge quantum and classical HPC approaches to solve important problems to the top of the research agenda. As the demand for sophisticated computational solutions increases, the integration between HPC and quantum computing is becoming crucial. From scheduling and orchestration to hybrid computation, these two approaches are converging, creating opportunities for innovative solutions to complex problems. This collaboration between Classiq and Hewlett Packard Labs exemplifies the potential of combining state-of-the-art classical and quantum algorithms to achieve superior results The hybrid approach uses the HPE Cray Supercomputing EX system and the massive parallel execution efficiency of HPE Cray Programming Environment for high performance computing along with the Classiq synthesis engine's ability to synthesize Quantum Approximate Optimization Algorithm (QAOA) circuits to achieve noteworthy results. This solution encapsulates smaller problems to formulate an optimal approach for large-scale challenges. By merging classical and quantum algorithms, this method demonstrates a significant improvement in solving real-world problems efficiently and how to make the potential advantages of quantum acceleration readily available in the HPC data center. The work will be showcased in the paper titled “Hybrid Classical-Quantum Simulation of MaxCut using QAOA-in-QAOA,” to be presented on the 31st May at the Q-Casa workshop at the IEEE IPDPS Conference in San Francisco. “This collaboration is a testament to the power of combining cutting-edge quantum and classical computing technologies. We are incredibly proud of the work we have done together, which not only showcases the potential of hybrid computation but also demonstrates tangible efficiency improvements,” said Nir Minerbi, CEO of Classiq. “The findings in this paper are a significant step forward in accelerating the integration of quantum computing into mainstream applications.” Integration of the Classiq engine as backend to Hewlett Packard Labs quantum programming environment will enable abstract, optimized and scalable quantum/HPC software development. By continuing to innovate and develop new solutions, both companies aim to drive the accelerated integration of these key computational technologies, paving the way for future advancements in various industries. HPE’s venture capital program, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, made a 2022 investment in Classiq. About Classiq Classiq Technologies, the leading quantum software company, provides an all-encompassing platform (IDE, compiler and OS) with a single point of entry into quantum computing, taking you from algorithm design to execution. The high-level descriptive quantum software development environment, tailored to all levels of developer proficiency, automates quantum programming. This ensures that a broad range of talents, including those with backgrounds in AI, ML and linear algebra, can harness quantum computing without requiring deep, specialized knowledge of quantum physics. Classiq democratizes access to quantum computing and equips its users to take full advantage of the quantum computing revolution, including access to a broad range of quantum hardware. Classiq’s core technology, algorithmic quantum circuit compilation, is engineered to power the quantum ecosystem of today and the future. Classiq works closely with quantum cloud providers and advanced computation hardware developers providing software for use with quantum computers, HPC and quantum simulators. Backed by investors such as Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Hewlett Packard Pathfinder venture capital program, HSBC, Samsung, Intesa Sanpaolo and NTT, Classiq’s world-class team of scientists and engineers has distilled decades of quantum expertise into its groundbreaking quantum engine. Follow Classiq on LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or YouTube, visit the Slack community, GitHub repository and website, www.classiq.io to learn more. Contact Details Rainier Communications Jenna Beaucage +1 508-340-6851 jbeaucage@rainierco.com Company Website http://www.classiq.io/

May 29, 2024 08:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Halving of BTFS Storage Rewards

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Singapore, May 28, 2024 – To sustain the growth and success of the BitTorrent ecosystem, BTFS is set to implement a halving on the next round of rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network. From 00:00 (UTC) June 25, 2024, the daily rewards for storage miners on the BTFS network will be halved from 15 billion BTT to 7.5 billion BTT. The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is a decentralized file storage system that utilizes blockchain technology and peer-to-peer transmission. It allows users to store their files across multiple nodes in a distributed manner, enhancing file security and reliability. BTFS also offers rapid file transfer and access, giving users greater convenience in managing and sharing files. By integrating key features of the BitTorrent Chain (BTTC), such as cross-chain connectivity and multichannel payment options, BTFS significantly enhances user experience. Currently, the BTFS network is experiencing rapid growth with over 8 million nodes across the network, including more than 6 million super miners, according to BTFS SCAN. To support the efficient operations of these nodes, BTFS initiated a rewards program and has provided an aggregate of 25 trillion BTT since the launch of BTFS Mainnet in 2019. Every two years, the BTFS rewards halving will occur causing the rewards for all storage miners across the network to be cut in half. (Halving roadmap) Moreover, halving will also prompt miners to improve node performance by optimizing node operation and reducing waste. In addition, an upgrade of the official website for the BTFS technical community and the release of BTFS v3.0 Mainnet will be scheduled in sync with the halving. These developments are expected to improve the efficiency of the BTFS protocol, expand the user base, and enhance its overall functionality. Looking ahead, BTFS is committed to continuously refining its storage rewards strategies. The goal is to expand the network of nodes participating in file storage on BTFS, providing developers with an efficient, secure, and reliable storage solution boosting both the capacity and the transaction efficiency of the BTTC network. About BTFS The BitTorrent File System (BTFS) is both a protocol and a web application that provides a content-addressable peer-to-peer mechanism for storing and sharing digital content in a decentralized file system, as well as a base platform for decentralized applications (Dapp). The BTFS team has been working on the latest network operations and BTT market sentiment, etc., to make a series of dynamic adjustments such as upload prices and airdrop reward schemes. About BitTorrent Founded with a leading peer-to-peer sharing technology standard in 2004, BitTorrent, Inc. is a consumer software company based in San Francisco. Its protocol is the largest decentralized P2P network in the world, driving 22% of upstream and 3% of downstream traffic globally. Its flagship desktop and mobile products, BitTorrent and µTorrent, enable users to send large files over the internet, connecting legitimate third-party content providers with users. With over 100 million active users, BitTorrent products have been installed on over 1 billion devices in over 138 countries worldwide. Since November 2018, TRON (TRX), Binance (BNB), and Bitcoin (BTC) holders have the opportunity to purchase one-year subscriptions of BitTorrent or µTorrent products, including Ads Free and Pro for Windows. Pro includes anti-virus and anti-malware screening, file converting and playability in HD. Users can visit bittorrent.com or utorrent.com to learn more. Website | Telegram | Medium | X | Media Contact John Chen press@bittorrent.com Contact Details John Chen press@bittorrent.com

May 28, 2024 07:53 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Summer Camp & Your Child’s Mental Health

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/lE4NUj6i9ew Physical and mental health go hand in hand. This is as true for youth as it is for adults. And with summer camp season approaching, we once again ponder the impactful role that a camp experience plays in the lives of many children—an experience that often creates lifelong meaningful relationships and positively impacts mental wellness. Children born and living with serious illnesses can experience unimaginable stress. It is for this reason that the positive benefits of the camp are at the heart of SeriousFun Children’s Network, founded by Paul Newman. Thirty-five years ago, Paul Newman founded a camp where kids living with serious and life-limiting medical conditions could break away from the everyday challenges of their illness to discover new possibilities, and more about themselves. Today, Serious Fun Children’s Network, the leading network of medical specialty camps in the world, includes 30 camps and programs which have delivered more than 1.7 million life-changing camp experiences to kids living with a wide variety of serious medical conditions and their families, totally free of charge. A nationwide media tour was conducted on May 9th featuring Dr. Laura Blaisdell, Medical Advisor for SeriousFun Children’s Network. Topics that Dr. Laura Blaisdell discussed included: · The importance of prioritizing mental health for children at camp alongside physical and social health. · How camp can foster Positive Childhood Experiences and how the SeriousFun camp experience is different from other camp programs · Why providing positive childhood experiences is especially important for those children who face medical trauma. For more information, visit SERIOUSFUN.ORG Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 21, 2024 01:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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