by University of Sussex, PHYS.ORG
An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth. Continue reading First ever blueprint unveiled to construct a large scale quantum computer
by Joel Hruska, ExtremeTech
Over the past few years, quantum computer manufacturer D-Wave has been rolling out hardware capable of increasingly complex tasks and solving more advanced types of problems. This week, it unveiled a new system capable of entangling up to 2,000 qubits.
The D-Wave 2000Q has 2,048 qubits; a substantial increase over the 1,000-qubit D-Wave 2X. Equally important, the $15 million-dollar computer has a first customer — Temporal Defense Systems, which will use the machine “to solve some of the most critical and complex cyber security problems impacting governments and commercial enterprises.” The terms of the deal also give TDS an upgrade path to future “QPUs” (quantum processing units, natch). Continue reading D-Wave’s quantum computers take a quantum leap forward, now offer 2,000 qubits
Scientists from the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have let two electrons loose in a system of quantum dots to create a quantum computer memory cell of a higher dimension than a qubit (a quantum bit). In their study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers demonstrate for the first time how quantum walks of several electrons can help to implement quantum computation. Continue reading Scientists create a quantum computer memory cell of a higher dimension than a qubit
by Insilico Medicine, Inc., EurekAlert!
Tuesday, 22nd of November, 2016, Baltimore, MD – Insilico Medicine, Inc and YMK Photonics, Inc announced today a research collaboration and business cooperation to develop photonics quantum computing and accelerated deep learning techniques for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research. Continue reading Bridging the advances in AI and quantum computing for drug discovery and longevity research
by Alan Boyle, GeekWire
Microsoft says it’s moving ahead from just talking about quantum computing to building an actual quantum computer, based on the physics that won a Nobel Prize this year. Continue reading Microsoft researchers lay down a big bet on topological quantum computers
by Sophia Chen, New Scientist
We know what we’d like to use for the innards of future quantum computers: exotic things like pink diamonds and cold atoms. But getting these components to talk to each other has been a challenge. Now, researchers have come up with a way to allow one component to efficiently transmit information to another, without losing its quantum character. Continue reading Quantum computers can talk to each other via a photon translator
by Agam Shah, ComputerWorld
Researchers at North Carolina State University ‘dope’ microscopic diamonds with nitrogen ions to create stable qubits
Diamonds are among the most expensive gems in the world, but they could also serve as a building block for quantum computers.
Because diamonds are structurally sound, researchers believe they could eliminate some of the challenges involved in making stable quantum computers.
The potential of quantum computers is enormous — they could bring massive gains in computational power and ultimately replace today’s PCs and servers. Continue reading Diamonds could be building blocks for quantum computers