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D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit quantum computing platform handles 1 million variables

October 7th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

D-Wave Advantage System D-Wave today launched its next-generation quantum computing platform available via its Leap quantum cloud service. The company calls Advantage “the first quantum computer built for business.” In that vein, D-Wave today also debuted Launch, a jump-start program for businesses that want to begin building hybrid quantum applications. “The Advantage quantum computer is […]



Top 10 digital transformation trends for 2021

October 1st, 2020 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

No one could have predicted where 2020 would take us: The last six months alone have produced more digital transformation than the last decade, with every transformation effort already underway finding itself accelerated, and at scale. While many of my digital transformation predictions from a year ago benefited from this shift, others were displaced by […]



IBM publishes its quantum roadmap, says it will have a 1,000-qubit machine in 2023

September 25th, 2020 at 12:29 pm » Comments Off

IBM Quantum Hummingbird IBM today, for the first time, published its road map for the future of its quantum computing hardware. There is a lot to digest here, but the most important news in the short term is that the company believes it is on its way to building a quantum processor with more than […]



New research advances U.S. Army’s quest for ultra-secure quantum networking

August 25th, 2020 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

Two U.S. Army research projects at the University of Chicago advance quantum networking, which will play a key role in future battlefield operations.  Quantum networks will potentially deliver multiple novel capabilities not achievable with classical networks, one of which is secure quantum communication. In quantum communication protocols, information is typically sent through entangled photon particles. […]



The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

August 10th, 2020 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Quantum computers could make encryption a thing of the past, but 15 contenders are trying to prove they have what it takes to safeguard your data. Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your online banking and messages to your […]



MIT engineers use ‘artificial atoms’ to make the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind

July 19th, 2020 at 2:49 am » Comments Off

Quantum chips have proved somewhere between difficult and impossible to manufacture Researchers at MIT have developed a way to manufacturer “artificial atoms” to produce what they claim is the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind. The atoms have been created in microscopically thin slices of diamond. The accomplishment “marks a turning point” in the […]



New research advances U.S. Army’s quest for ultra-secure quantum networking

July 14th, 2020 at 12:21 pm » Comments Off

Two U.S. Army research projects at the University of Chicago advance quantum networking, which will play a key role in future battlefield operations. Two U.S. Army research projects advance quantum networking, which will likely play a key role in future battlefield operations. Quantum networks will potentially deliver multiple novel capabilities not achievable with classical networks, […]



Meet Silq: The first intuitive programming language for quantum computers

July 1st, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

The creation of the C programming language was a massive milestone for classical computing. Developed by Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s, C was an easy programming language for would-be computer coders to learn. At the time, most computer programs were written in what is called assembly language, […]



The best applications for Quantum Computing

June 28th, 2020 at 7:47 pm » Comments Off

One of the areas that I have been researching is what applications can best make use of the power of quantum computing. Although this is a work in progress, I am providing a preliminary assessment for my readers based upon discussions with various experts and other research I have done so far. The list below […]



Honeywell claims to have world’s highest performing quantum computer according to IBM’s benchmark

June 20th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The chamber housing the ion trap in Honeywell’s quantum computer system. Honeywell said JP Morgan Chase and other customers are using its quantum computer in production, which it claims is the most powerful currently in use based on a benchmark established last year by IBM. Industrial giant Honeywell on Thursday said it is now live […]



Quantum computing will (eventually) help us discover vaccines in days

June 2nd, 2020 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

The coronavirus is proving that we have to move faster in identifying and mitigating epidemics before they become pandemics because, in today’s global world, viruses spread much faster, further, and more frequently than ever before. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that while our ability to identify and treat pandemics has improved greatly since […]



New recipe for single-atom transistors may enable quantum computers with unparalleled memory and processing power

May 29th, 2020 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

  Single-Atom Transistor  Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing. Once unimaginable, transistors consisting only of several-atom clusters or even single atoms promise to become the building blocks of a new generation of computers with unparalleled memory and processing power. But to realize the full potential of these tiny […]



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