quantum computers Archive

quantum computersUS mobilizing funding for Quantum AI to match China in multi-billion race

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The White House released a National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science that outlines its plan for advancing the field. The Department of Energy and National Science Foundation also announced grant awards totaling $218 million and $31 million. The Office …

carbon nanotubesCNT for optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing

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Researchers at Los Alamos and partners in France and Germany are exploring the enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes as single-photon emitters for quantum information processing. Nanotubes integrated into electroluminescent devices can provide greater control over timing of light emission and …

mathematicsA 88 minute tutorial on Programming and Solving with Quantum Computers

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This 88-minute talk by Andrew Helwer, Microsoft, discards hand-wavy pop-science metaphors and answers a simple question: from a computer science perspective, how can a quantum computer outperform a classical computer? Viewers will learn the following: – Representing computation with basic …

cloud computingRigetti Quantum Cloud Services and $1 million quantum advantage prize Launching

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Quantum computing is nearing a critical milestone when it will unlock higher quality, faster, or cheaper solutions for important and valuable problems. They call this milestone quantum advantage. The first conclusive demonstration of quantum advantage will be an historic achievement. …

quantum computersD-Wave Systems quantum annealing system able to perform quantum materials simulations

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Researchers from D-Wave Systems and the Vector Institute demonstrated the simulation of a topological phase transition—the subject of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics—in a fully programmable D-Wave 2000Q™ annealing quantum computer. This complex quantum simulation of materials is a …

physicsBoston Consulting Group Quantum Computer publication has Nextbigfuture quantum computer article as a source

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Boston Consulting Group has a publication called the “Coming Quantum Leap in Computing”. It was published May 16, 2018 By Massimo Russo, Anant Thaker, and Suhare Adam. This article uses the linked Nextbigfuture article as a source . BCG estimates …

physicsSorting atoms into 3D patterns to enable neutral atom quantum computers

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Two groups report technical breakthroughs for trapped neutral atom quantum computers. Optical engineering for sorting atoms into 3D patterns Barredo and team report their use of precision optical-engineering methods to sort atoms into arbitrary 3D patterns. Barredo et al. extend …

physicsD-Wave 2048 qubit annealing quantum computer performs large topological materials simulation

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D-Wave Systems published a milestone study demonstrating a topological phase transition using its 2048-qubit annealing quantum computer. This complex quantum simulation of materials is a major step toward reducing the need for time-consuming and expensive physical research and development. “Observation …

future$15 million for 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer project

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There is a $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build a 100 qubit trapped ion quantum computer. The Software-Tailored Architecture for Quantum (STAQ) co-design project aims to build a quantum computer capable of solving challenging calculations within …

dwaveNext four years will determine if noisy quantum computers can beat current computers

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From November 2017 to March 2018 there was the announcement of IBM 50 qubit prototype, Intel’s 49 qubit test chip and Google 72 qubit processor. These processors had 10% to as low as 1% error rates. In 2017, D-Wave systems …