Latest quantum computing publications
Quantum computing in a practical sense might still be some way off – several decades by some estimates – but various quantum computers are in operation today, raising considerable and complex power demands.
Quantum Brilliance, an Australian and German startup company, has announced a quantum computer the size of a 19-inch server rack module. The first of these ‘quantum accelerators’ will be installed at the Pawsey Supercomputing Center in Australia in June 2021.
Typical quantum computers are the size of old-fashioned mainframe computers, comprised of a large number of qubits working together to maximize processing power. Quantum Brilliance, instead, takes the approach of building smaller units, the quantum accelerator, which contains only 5 qubits apiece. However, units can be linked together to increase quantum processing – making it a far more flexible solution than the quantum mainframe.
A Canadian quantum computing company has launched a new cloud computing service that allows businesses to experiment with a 5000-qubit system.
D-Wave, which has been developing commercial quantum systems for over 20 years, revealed its next-generation quantum cloud computing service, Leap, is now ready for businesses to build quantum applications on.
Operational technology multinational Honeywell has claimed it has cracked a quantum computing conundrum that will pave the way for the “world’s most powerful quantum computer”.
Honeywell added that it expected to release the record-breaking system within the next three months.
Quantum computers leverage qubits instead of bits to solve problems that ordinary computers would take millions or even billions of years to solve and are roundly expected to accelerate applications such as drug development, weather forecasts and materials design.
Intel has unveiled a new cryogenic quantum chip that it claims marks a “milestone in the development of a commercially viable quantum computer”.
The chipmaker outlined the technical features of the “Horse Ridge” chip in a research paper released at the 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.