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Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is the study of a non-classical model of computation. Whereas a classical computer encodes data into fundamental units called bits, where each bit represents either a one or a zero, a quantum computer encodes data into bits that can represent a one, a zero, or some combination. The combination is known as a quantum superposition, and bits with these quantum properties are known as qubits. This is in contrast to classical computers which perform computations that never deviate from clearly defined values. Another defining aspect of a quantum computer is the ability to link qubits together with quantum entanglement. Taken together, these and other properties of a quantum computer may allow them to perform operations on qubits which include computational speed and possibilities not available to classical computers.

QCI Achieves a Quantum Landmark for BMW by Solving 3,854-Variable Problem in Six Minutes

“Quantum Computing Inc., a leader in accessible quantum computing, today announced that it has solved an optimization problem with over 3,800 variables in six minutes, delivering a superior and feasible solution. The Company achieved this landmark by applying a …

Merge Ahead: Researcher Takes Software Bridge to Quantum Computing

“Kristel Michielsen was into quantum computing before quantum computing was cool. The computational physicist simulated quantum computers as part of her Ph.D. work in the Netherlands in the early 1990s. Today, she manages one of Europe’s largest facilities …

D-Wave Deploys First United States-Based Advantage Quantum Computer Accessible in the Leap Quantum Cloud Service

“D-Wave Systems Inc. (“the Company”), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the only company building both quantum annealing and gate-based quantum computers, today announced the availability of the first Advantage™ quantum computer, accessible via the Leap …

IBM Unveils New Roadmap to Practical Quantum Computing Era; Plans to Deliver 4,000+ Qubit System

“IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the expansion of its roadmap for achieving large-scale, practical quantum computing. This roadmap details plans for new modular architectures and networking that will allow IBM quantum systems to have larger qubit-counts – up to hundreds of …

In a historic milestone, Azure Quantum demonstrates formerly elusive physics needed to build scalable topological qubits

“Microsoft’s Azure Quantum program has developed devices that can create quantum properties which scientists have imagined for nearly a century but have not been able to unambiguously produce in the real world — until now. It’s a key scientific …

IBM Unveils Breakthrough 127-Qubit Quantum Processor

“IBM today announced its new 127-quantum bit (qubit) ‘Eagle’ processor at the IBM Quantum Summit 2021, its annual event to showcase milestones in quantum hardware, software, and the growth of the quantum ecosystem. The ‘Eagle’ processor is a breakthrough in …

Chinese scientists develop new quantum computer with 113 detected photons

“Chinese scientists have established a quantum computer prototype named “Jiuzhang 2.0” with 113 detected photons, achieving major breakthroughs in quantum computational speedup. In the study, Gaussian boson sampling (GBS), a classical simulation algorithm, was used to provide a highly …

Fraunhofer goes quantum: IBM’s Quantum System One comes to Europe

“Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is betting that Quantum System One will pave the way to future industrial applications of this new way of computation. It should also lead to ever more research and help develop a global quantum-ready workforce. It’s the first …

Quantum computing: Opening new realms of possibilities

“Hidden beneath our everyday world — on the infinitesimal scale of atomic and subatomic particles — is a strange and elusive realm. It is a Lewis Carroll-like place where ghostly particles pop in and out of existence, swirling electrons occupy two positions …

Silicon Quantum Bits Communicate over Relatively Long Distance

“A Princeton University research team has shown that silicon quantum bits (qubits), mediated by a microwave photon, can interact even when spaced relatively far apart on a computer chip. The ability to transmit messages across relatively long distances on a …

Towards an exact (quantum) description of chemistry

“One of the most promising applications of quantum computing is the ability to efficiently model quantum systems in nature that are considered intractable for classical computers. Now, in collaboration with the Aspuru-Guzik group at Harvard and researchers from Lawrence Berkeley …