Quantum computers Archive

futureStatus of Quantum computer hardware

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D-Wave Systems has commercially sold 2000 qubit quantum annealing systems. D-Wave System announced reverse annealing. Reverse annealing lets programmers start the search for the best solution at a localized spot in solution space. The system will then focus on the …

intelIntel has 49 qubit superconducting quantum chip and a neuromorphic chip

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At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced the successful design, fabrication and delivery of a 49-qubit superconducting quantum test chip. The keynote also noted the promise of neuromorphic computing. Above – Intel Corporation is making fast progress scaling superconducting …

futureProgress to turning silicon transistors into qubits which could enable billion qubit quantum computers

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Japanese RIKEN researchers are trying to adapt existing the silicon metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) to integrate qubits with current electronics, offering the potential for scaling up quantum devices and bringing quantum computing closer to becoming a reality. Keiji Ono and …

futureCurrent and near term quantum computers

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The (noisy) 50-100 qubit quantum computer is coming soon. (NISQ = noisy intermediate-scale quantum computer). NISQ devices cannot be simulated by brute force using the most powerful currently existing supercomputers. NISQ will be an interesting tool for exploring physics. It …

futureBerkeley Labs has built an 8 qubit quantum computer and targets a 64 qubit system

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In September, the Department of Energy awarded Lawrence Berkeley Labs of $3 million per year to construct a quantum computer and the software needed to operate it. Siddiqi’s team have already produced an 8 qubit superconducting system, with the ultimate …

future2018 should be the year of quantum supremacy

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IBM, Dwave Systems, Google, Rigetti, Intel and others are computing to develop faster quantum computing systems. In November, 2017, IBM announced a 50 qubit prototype quantum computer chip. IBM, Google and Rigetti are working on approximate gate model systems. Rigetti …

futureRigetti has a 19 qubit quantum computing system and it runs unsupervised machine learning

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Rigetti has demonstrated unsupervised machine learning using 19Q, their new 19-qubit general purpose superconducting quantum processor. We did this with a quantum/classical hybrid algorithm for clustering developed at Rigetti. Arxiv – Unsupervised Machine Learning on a Hybrid Quantum Computer Machine …

quantum computersHigh 99.9+% fidelity quantum dot qubit is promising for large scale systems

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Nature Nanotechnology – A quantum-dot spin qubit with coherence limited by charge noise and fidelity higher than 99.9% Jun Yoneda, Kenta Takeda, Tomohiro Otsuka, Takashi Nakajima, Matthieu R. Delbecq, Giles Allison, Takumu Honda, Tetsuo Kodera, Shunri Oda, Yusuke Hoshi, Noritaka …

artificial intelligenceNext stages of AI

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DARPA that there have been three waves of AI. 1. The first of which was handcrafted knowledge. It’s still hot, it’s still relevant, it’s still important. 2. The second wave, which is now very much in the mainstream for things …

futureDesign for quantum computing chip scalable to millions of error corrected qubits using standard CMOS tech

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There five leading quantum computing approaches being explored worldwide: silicon spin qubits, ion traps, superconducting loops, diamond vacancies and topological qubits. University of New South Wales has new scalable CMOS chip design based on silicon spin qubits. They believe the …