Quantum Computing

Google’s Top Quantum Scientist Explains In Detail Why He Resigned

The news that Professor John Martinis had resigned from Google sent ripples through the entire quantum community. A few days after the announcement, I was on two previously scheduled calls with quantum executives and a call with another quantum CEO. Each was as baffled and as curious about Professor Martinis’ departure from Google as I was. I had …

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IBM Issues A Public Challenge To Program Its Quantum Computers

While most of today’s challenges seem to be related to COVID-19, this week IBM issued one of its own—one that has nothing to do with the pandemic. On May 4, 2016. IBM first made quantum computing accessible to the public. To celebrate the fourth anniversary of the occasion, the company decided to challenge the public …

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Big Atoms Make Small, Super-Sensitive Quantum Receivers

Classical physics describes how big things behave and interact in our physical world. Throw a ball into the air, and you know it will go up and come down in a predictable path every time. In the quantum realm, if you could throw something up, it might come down, or it might not, or it might …

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Quantum Computing With Particles Of Light: A $215 Million Gamble

PsiQuantum, a little-known quantum computing startup, recently received $150 million in a Series C funding round that closed earlier this year. The funding was led by Atomico, with participation from other frontier tech VCs, like Founders Fund, growth investors like Blackrock and Ballie Gifford, and strategic partners like Microsoft’s M12 Ventures. Including the latest funding, …

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The Schizophrenic World Of Quantum Interpretations

To the average person, most quantum theories sound strange, while others seem downright bizarre. There are many diverse theories that try to explain the intricacies of quantum systems and how our interactions affect them. And, not surprisingly, each approach is supported by its group of well-qualified and well-respected scientists. Here, we’ll take a look at the two most …

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Honeywell Surprisingly Announces It Will Be Releasing The Most Powerful Quantum Computer In The World

Honeywell Quantum Solutions has been relatively secretive about what it was working on since it entered the world of quantum computing with modest fanfare in mid-2018.  Their chosen technology was trapped-ion quantum computing.  At the time, Tony Uttley, President of Honeywell Quantum Systems, quietly predicted it  would eventually become a leader in quantum computing. His confidence …

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Honeywell Demonstrating That It’s An IIoT, Not Just An OT Company

Honeywell is a company best known today for its operational technology (OT) presence in the commercial flight and industrial sectors. Its technology is deeply integrated throughout transport aircraft, satellites, defense agencies, manufacturing and chemical plants, refineries and commercial office buildings. All of these scenarios are incredibly ripe for a digital transformation and exemplify the target …

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IBM Doubles Its Quantum Computing Power Again

IBM announced at CES 2020 that its newest 28-qubit quantum computer, Raleigh, achieved the company’s goal of doubling its Quantum Volume (IBM names its systems by city names). Raleigh reached a Quantum Volume of 32 this year, up from 16 last year. Raleigh draws on an improved hexagonal lattice connectivity structure developed in IBM’s 53-qubit …

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Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering classical cloud computing services to businesses over a decade ago.  Since then, AWS cloud computing coverage has grown to over 190 countries and uses multiple distributed global data centers. Cloud computing has the advantage of low variable costs. It also eliminates the need for large capital expenditures and long lead …

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Moor Insights & Strategy Analyst Coverage At AWS re:Invent 2019

Articles: Two AWS Re:Invent Announcements That Will Have Long-Lasting Impact On The Enterprise Datacenter (Dec 16, 2019) by Matt Kimball Amazon Plugs Quantum Cloud Computing Braket Into AWS (Dec. 11, 2019) by Paul Smith-Goodson AWS Wavelength Could Supercharge 5G (Dec. 10, 2019) by Will Townsend The Top Five AWS Re:Invent 2019 Announcements That Impact Your …

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Quantum Volume: A Yardstick To Measure The Performance Of Quantum Computers

Let’s say you’re interested in buying a car, so you visit a new car dealership. Imagine your disappointment if you learned that the only information the salesperson can give you is the number of seats in each vehicle. How crazy would that be? Of course, to make sure a car fits your requirements, you need a lot …

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A Glimpse Into Honeywell’s Quantum Play Through Microsoft’s Azure Ignite Announcement

Honeywell Quantum Solutions took part of the center stage at Microsoft’s Ignite conference on Monday when Microsoft announced a new service called “Azure Quantum.” Azure Quantum will provide internet cloud access to Honeywell’s quantum computer along with those of IonQ and QCI. The service also includes access to Microsoft’s open-source Quantum Development Kit and a …

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IBM Upends Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim

Quantum supremacy was supposed to be a significant benchmark to signal that quantum computers could finally solve problems beyond the capability of classical computers. The term “quantum supremacy” was first used in a 2012 paper by one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, John Preskill, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. Last month, a leaked …

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Quantum USA Vs. Quantum China: The World’s Most Important Technology Race

China understands the strategic importance of quantum technology to both its economy and its military. Many analysts, researchers, politicians, and military leaders believe as I do – the United States has allowed China to take the lead in many areas of quantum research. Once quantum technology matures, it will have a profound effect on almost …

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Quantum Computer Battle Royale: Upstart Ions Versus Old Guard Superconductors

Qubits are the heartbeat of quantum computers. Their hard-to-imagine properties are what gives quantum machines their awesome computational power. Superconducting devices, spinning atoms, polarized photons, quantum dots, and trapped ions are not futuristic video games. They are different qubit technologies.  Moreover, each qubit type has its peculiar advantages and disadvantages. Out of all the qubit …

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IBM Continues To Invest Big In High-Performance Computing

IBM has a long and rich heritage of success in HPC (high-performance computing) markets and workloads. The first IBM HPC system I paid attention to was BlueGene, announced in 2004, which, according to IBM, was “built to help biologists observe the invisible processes of protein folding and gene development.” Hence the name. This was during …

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What You Need To Know First About The Inexplicable World Of Quantum Computing

Despite what most people think, quantum mechanics is not a new kid on the technology block.  It is a concept almost 120 years old. Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, first introduced quantum theory in 1900, an innovation that won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918.  Then in 1959, a radical thinking American theoretical …

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