Paul Smith-Goodson, Patrick Moorhead

Quantum Triple Play For Honeywell And CQC- Major Error Correction Research, New World Record For Quantum Volume, And New VQE-Type Quantum Algorithm

In the wake of a planned merger announcement for Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) and Cambridge Quantum (CQ), the pair jointly made three significant quantum announcements this week. The announcements covered a lot of ground – quantum error correction, a new quantum volume record, and speedup of important quantum optimization software.  HQS and CQ have a long …

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IBM And Fraunhofer Announce German Quantum Computing Partnership

Today, in spectacular fashion, IBM and the Fraunhofer Institute in Munich, Germany, unveiled a collaborative effort in the form of an IBM Quantum System One computer. IBM said it is Europe’s first and most powerful quantum computer. The motto for the event was “A Quantum Computing Journey in Germany.” As proof of the event’s importance …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day Part 2: An Inside Look At Its Technical Strategy

In anticipation of SEC approval of its filing to become a listed stock on the NYSE, IonQ previously sponsored a virtual symposium for key analysts in the investment community. The objective was to provide the analysts with a better understanding of quantum computing, IonQ’s potential, and its technology and business differentiators. I previously published part …

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IonQ’s Virtual Financial Analyst Day : An Inside Look Part One

Sometime in the next month or two, after SEC approval is granted, IonQ, Inc. will make history. It will become the first publicly traded pure-play quantum computing stock on the NYSE. Its ticker symbol will be “IONQ.”  IonQ sponsored a virtual symposium on April 13 for key analysts in the investment community in anticipation of …

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IBM CodeNet: Artificial Intelligence That Can Program Computers And Solve A $100 Billion Legacy Code Problem

Computer scientists have long toyed with the idea of creating computers that could write programs for other computers. Artificial intelligence is an obvious technology for the task. It has been previously used for programming on a small scale but unfortunately the results have been limited. Artificial intelligence is one of our most powerful and versatile …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions And Cambridge Quantum Computing Merge With Go-Public In Mind

Quantum computing just got more interesting today.  Today, Honeywell Quantum Solutions (HQS) announced it is being spun off from Honeywell International in a planned merger with Cambridge Quantum Computing. We believe the combined company could go public by as soon as the end of the year. IonQ, a 2015 quantum computing startup, recently announced it will be …

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Last Week’s Big Technology Reveal: PsiQuantum’s Previously Secret Q1 Photonic Quantum Computer With GlobalFoundries

It has been over a year since I wrote about PsiQuantum. Its bold prediction at that time was that it would build a million-qubit fault-tolerant photonic quantum computer within five years.    PsiQuantum was founded in 2016 by British professor Jeremy O’Brien and three other academics, Terry Rudolph, Mark Thompson, and Pete Shadbolt. Like the origin of many quantum computer startups, the …

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You Don’t Have To Be A Rocket (Or Quantum) Scientist To Design A Quantum Computer Chip Using IBM’s New Tool Called Qiskit Metal

Intuitively, almost everyone can appreciate how difficult and knowledge-intensive it is to design, develop, analyze, and simulate a quantum computer chip. Without years of education and training, it seems almost impossible to create such a complicated device. Until recently, even experienced researchers needed weeks or even months to design a simple quantum chip from start to finish.   Easier design with software automation  After an initial soft launch in late 2020, IBM officially released its new open-source design automation software Qiskit Metal in March 2021.  Qiskit Metal is the first software to automate the design of superconducting devices. IBM is looking at eventually expanding its use from superconducting to other quantum technologies as well.  Qiskit Metal is part …

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NVIDIA Crushes Latest Artificial Intelligence Benchmarking Tests

In its third round of submissions, MLCommons released results for MLPerf Inference v1.0.  MLPerf is a set of standard AI inference benchmarking tests using seven different applications. These seven tests include a range of workloads that include computer vision, medical imaging, recommender systems, speech recognition, and natural language processing. MLPerf benchmarking measures how fast a trained neural …

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NVIDIA Announces Technology For Training Giant Artificial Intelligence Models

NVIDIA GTC is the premier annual conference for developers, scientists, and businesses interested in machine learning or artificial intelligence. According to NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, over 100,000 attended this year’s virtual event. Following tradition, NVIDIA made GTC 2021 a stage for many significant ML, AI, networking, and data center announcements. One of Huang’s most …

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BMW Chooses Honeywell Model H1 Quantum Computer And Entropica Labs For Supply Chain Quantum Proof-Of-Concept

BMW ships over two million cars every year. Each car has about 30,000 parts provided by over 100 global suppliers. It is easy to see why managing and coordinating the entire global supply chain is a complex and computationally intensive process. BMW, like other manufacturers, is currently limited to managing its supply chain and logics with classical computers …

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IonQ Takes Quantum Computing Public With A $2 Billion Deal

IonQ has shattered the glass ceiling that previously separated pure-play quantum computer companies from public listed offerings. There were rumors last year that IonQ was considering an IPO. But rather than raising capital with a conventional IPO, IonQ chose to go public by using a merger with dMY Technology Group III, a SPAC (special-purpose acquisition company). The …

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IBM Adds Future Developer And Software Details To Its Quantum Roadmap

In late 2020, IBM released its first long-term quantum roadmap, showing how IBM’s quantum architecture, hardware and qubit count would change over the next few years. IBM plans on evolving its present-day small-scale, noisy quantum computers to a near-term intermediate 1121-qubit machine named Condor. Once perfected, Condor will become the future building block of a …

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Quantum Computing’s New Dynamic Duo: John Martinis And Michelle Simmons

Professor John M. Martinis is one of the world’s top quantum scientists. As a follow-up to our conversation a few months ago, I had a chance to talk to him while he was temporarily working with Michelle Simmons, CEO of Silicon Quantum Computing, in Australia.  Michelle Simmons is a highly regarded quantum physics professor at …

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The Upcoming Women In Quantum Summit III And Its Secret 70 Year-Old Legacy

It is well-documented that women are underrepresented in STEM, particularly in physics and quantum, although thankfully it is to a lesser degree today than it was many years ago. In the 1930s and 1940s, some people believed that women didn’t have the proper brain structure for scientific investigation. Those opinions and other gender prejudices must …

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Creates The First Trapped-Ion Quantum Chip With Fully Integrated Photonics

Most experts agree that quantum computing is still in an experimental era. The current state of quantum technology has been compared to the same stage that  classical computing was in during the late 1930s.  Quantum computing uses various computation technologies, such as superconducting, trapped ion, photonics, silicon-based, and others. It will likely be a decade or …

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Honeywell Quantum Solutions Releases Its New System Model H1 Quantum Computer

Honeywell Quantum Solutions announced the release of its next generation quantum computer. The System Model H1 uses trapped-ion technology built on Honeywell’s advanced QCCD architecture. The new quantum computer will be available under a newly created subscription service. The system can be directly accessed via a cloud API, as well as through Microsoft Azure Quantum. …

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IonQ Releases A New 32-Qubit Trapped-Ion Quantum Computer With Massive Quantum Volume Claims

Last May, I had a discussion with Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ, a start-up quantum computing company.  Before coming to IonQ, Chapman worked for Amazon, where he was responsible for all the technical complexities of Amazon Prime.  IonQ had accomplished a lot in the twelve months that Chapman had been at the helm, so I …

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President Trump’s Q-12 Quantum Education Initiative For Middle And High School Students Is Seriously Underfunded

Quantum and artificial intelligence are strategic technologies for the United States. According to Senator John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, “America is now in a race with China and Europe to develop the next technological breakthroughs based on the power of quantum science. It’s a race we must win.” In …

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Xanadu Brings Photonic Quantum Computing To The Cloud

On September 2nd Xanadu announced it would offer cloud access to its gate-based photonic quantum computers. Xanadu is a Canadian quantum technology company founded in 2016 and obtained $32 million Series A financing in mid-2019. Additional grants from DARPA and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) brought its total investment to $45 million.  Xanadu is the first …

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