quantum computer Archive

chemistryToday GPUs for AI but then Phase Change Memory-Neuromorphic and then Quantum

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Today IBM is applying massively distributed deep learning algorithms to Graphics processing units (GPU) for high-speed data movement, to ultimately understand images and sound. The DDL algorithms “train” on visual and audio data, and the more GPUs should mean faster …

futureIBM doubling qubits every 8 months and ecommerce cryptography at risk in 7-15 years

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IBM Research announced a 50 qubit quantum computer system in November, 2017. In a presentation in Sept, 2017, IBM indicated that they are doubling qubits every 8 months. If IBM maintains th 8 month qubit doubling rate then they will …

futureQuantum hack allows quantum computing systems to tolerate 400% gain in interference

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Modifying surface codes can improve quantum error correction 400 percent. The instability of qubits – the building blocks of quantum computers – means they are susceptible to error. Physicists have found that tweaking error coding can open the door to …

futureProgress to molecular quantum computing

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Quantum computer researcher Michelle Simmons was named 2018 Australian of the Year. A quantum computer is predicted to bring with it an exponential speed up in computational power. This is because instead of performing calculations one after the other like …

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 …

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 …