Quantum Boson Sampling 10 Trillion Times Faster Than Regular Supercomputers

Chinese researchers performed Gaussian boson sampling by sending 50 indistinguishable single-mode squeezed states into a 100-mode ultralow-loss interferometer with full connectivity and random matrix—the whole optical setup is phase-locked—and sampling the output using 100 high-efficiency single-photon detectors. The obtained samples are validated against plausible hypotheses exploiting thermal states, distinguishable photons, and uniform distribution. The photonic …

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$850 Billion Potential of Error Corrected Quantum Computers

In 2019 at the QCWare Q2B conference, Phillip Gerbert, Senior Partner and Managing Director at BCG, and Matt Langione, Project Leader at BCG presented their estimation of the business market for quantum computers over the next 20 years. This assumes that it will take 20 years to reach large scale error corrected quantum computers. BCG …

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Nextbigfuture Interviews Honeywell on Scaling Trapped Ion Quantum Computers

Nextbigfuture interviewed Tony Uttley, President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Brian Neyenhuis, Commercial Operations Leader, Honeywell Quantum Solutions. Honeywell has a 10 fully connected qubit system with a proven quantum volume of 128. This is the highest quantum performance for any publicly known quantum computer. In the Nextbigfuture interview, Tony Uttley and Brian Neyenhuis described …

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Quantum Time Crystals Could Be Useful for Quantum Computing

Quantum time crystals are systems characterized by spontaneously emerging periodic order in the time domain. Lancaster University researchers experimentally studied two adjacent quantum time crystals realized by two magnon (magnetic particles) condensates in superfluid 3He-B. They saw an exchange of magnons between the time crystals leading to opposite-phase oscillations in their populations—a signature of the …

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D-Wave Systems Releases 5000+ Qubit Quantum Annealer

D-Wave Systems has released a Quantum Annealer with over 5000 qubits. They have over 250 applications that can be run on the system. The chip uses over 1 million superconducting Josephson junctions. Venture Capitalist billionaire, Steve Jurvetson, had been on the board of D-Wave for 17 years. He provides a chart showing the qubit scaling …

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Zapata Workflow-Based, Modular Toolset for Applied Quantum Computing

Zapata Orquestra lets companies use quantum computing frameworks to compose, run and analyze quantum workflows at scale. It was used by Early Access Program participants and is now commercially available. This workflow management tool helps you developing quantum and quantum-inspired workflows and algorithms across use cases and industries. It creates modular workflows from Python-based code …

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Intel Speeds Up Testing Toward Goal of Quantum Chips With Billions of Qubits

Intel is working on spin qubit quantum computer technology. Spin qubit transistors would be about the same size as existing CMOS transistors. The spin qubits would have the potential to have comparable density to the existing traditional computer chips. In April, 2020, Intel, in collaboration with Qutech, published a paper in Nature demonstrating the successful …

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US Increases Funding for AI and Quantum Information Science

The White House has announced additional funding for Artificial Intelligence and Quantum computing research. The US is adding over $1 billion in funding to setup seven Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes and five Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers over the next five years. The National Science Foundation and Department of Energy will lead the programs. …

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IBM Runs Quantum Hardware Optimally to Achieve a New Performance Milestone

IBM has upgraded one of its newest 27-qubit client-deployed systems to achieve a Quantum Volume 64. Congratulations to IBM for advancing quantum computer technology that matches the best quantum volume metric for a quantum computer. Honeywell also claims a Quantum Volume 64 quantum computer. The best a regular non-quantum computer working on the type of …

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Entangle Quantum Entangled Machines Can Verify Solutions Up to Halting Problem Hardness Level

A major new proof has combined Albert Einsteins Quantum Physics with Alan Turing’s Computing Theories. The new proof shows that quantum entangled machines can be used to verify solutions to problems that are as complicated and hard as the halting problem. Turing showed that Halting problem cannot be solved but we can use entangled systems …

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