IARPA superconducting computing project trying to get the technology ready for industry to start adoption in about 2020

IARPA expects that the Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program will be a five-year, two-phase program. Phase one, which encompasses the first three years, serves primarily to develop the technologies that are required to demonstrate a small superconducting processor. Phase two, for the final two years, will integrate those new technologies into a small-scale working model of a superconducting computer.

C3 Program thrusts will include:

* Cryogenic memory: New approaches to enable high performance computing systems with greatly improved memory capacity and energy efficiency.
* Logic, communications and systems: Development of advanced superconducting circuits and integration with memory and other components for demonstration of a limited superconducting computer system on which to measure performance metrics.

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