The Week in Quantum Computing - June 6th - Photonic Quantum Advantage, Metaverse, SeeQC, Pasqal, ColdQuanta, Y2Q and more
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Obviously this week we start with Xanadu’s big milestone. Achieving Quantum Advantage in the cloud (and available through their systems and through braket) for boson sampling. Sure, this problem has no real life applications but it works through the whole stack and it is one more big step towards real strong advantage.
Pasqal expands to North America, Quantagonia releases a HybridSolver seeking advantage in optimizing QUBOs, two new quantum systems for Europe and 3 new options to get into the industry if you want to go to Singapore. A couple of very interesting papers on QML, fractals and quantum for videogames rendering (ray tracing).
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Nobody explains Boson Sampling and how they have achieved it better than Xanadu themselves:
What is Entanglement? I mean, I can try to explain for hours, the best scientist and educators try their best, but, well, I will just leave the video
The Week in Quantum Computing
With two 100 qubits quantum computers from PASQAL, FZJ and GENCI boost HPCQS, the pan-European hybrid HPC/quantum infrastructure
Hamburg, May 30th 2022 HPCQS, the four-year pan-European hybrid HPC/quantum pilot project, aims to develop, deploy and coordinate a cloud-based European federated infrastructure, tightly integrating two quantum computers, each controlling 100+ qubits (quantum bits) in the Tier-0 HPC systems Joli
May 30, 2022 at 11:30AM
BlackBerry and NXP Join Forces to Help Companies Prepare For and Prevent Y2Q Post-Quantum Cyber Attacks
Collaboration aims to drive adoption for Quantum-Safe Cryptography before it's too late WATERLOO, Canada, /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) today announced it will provide support for quantum-resistant secure boot signatures for NXP® Semiconductors' (NASDAQ: NXPI) crypto-agile
May 30, 2022 at 06:30PM
Considering Quantum Computing May Decrypt All Encryptions in the Near Future, This company May Make a Difference
It’s time to start building tomorrow’s hybrid quantum computers. The motivation is compelling, the path is clear and key components for the job are available today.
May 31, 2022 at 01:30PM
Singapore’s Quantum Engineering Programme (QEP) has launched three national platforms to grow the country’s capabilities in quantum computing, quantum-safe communication and the manufacturing of quantum devices.
May 31, 2022 at 01:30PM
Paper: Energy and bandwidth efficiency optimization of quantum-enabled optical communication channels
We present a systematic study of quantum receivers and modulation methods enabling resource efficient quantum-enhanced optical communication. We introduce quantum-inspired modulation schemes that theoretically yield a better resource efficiency than legacy protocols.
May 31, 2022 at 03:30PM
Research conducted within the Cluster of Excellence ‘Matter and Light for Quantum Computing’ (ML4Q) has analysed cutting-edge device structures of quantum computers to demonstrate that some of them are indeed operating dangerously close to a threshold of chaotic meltdown.
May 31, 2022 at 05:30PM
Researchers across the United States, Portugal, and the United Kingdom predicted that the solution to the hefty performance requirements of ray-tracing might be a combination of older ray-tracing algorithms mixed with quantum computing.
June 01, 2022 at 09:30AM
Up until now, most of us were still thinking that we had around a decade before we’d need to be competent in this space to remain competitive, but this roadmap suggests the need for these skills may be necessary as early as 2025.
June 01, 2022 at 10:30AM
In this work we present the Scaled QUantum IDentifier (SQUID), an open-source framework for exploring hybrid Quantum-Classical algorithms for classification problems. The classical infrastructure is based on PyTorch and we provide a standardized design to implement a variety of quantum models with the capability of back-propagation for efficient training. We present the structure of our framework and provide examples of using SQUID in a standard binary classification problem from the popular MNIST dataset. In particular, we highlight the implications for scalability for gradient-based optimization of quantum models on the choice of output for variational quantum models.
June 01, 2022 at 05:30PM
Security CEO and Founder of Safe Quantum Inc., working with data-driven companies to define, develop and deploy quantum-safe technologies. Any organization’s data involves three major players: the organization, its data center and the telecommunications provider supplying the fiberoptic network.
June 01, 2022 at 06:30PM
“Businesses told us of their need for a good solver at a competitive price that also gives them an on-ramp to quantum computing,” said Dr. Sebastian Pokutta, Quantagonia co-founder. “We are happy to introduce HybridSolver to meet that need.
June 01, 2022 at 06:30PM
A quantum computer attains computational advantage when outperforming the best classical computers running the best-known algorithms on well-defined tasks.
June 01, 2022 at 07:30PM
Xanadu has demonstrated quantum computational advantage using Borealis, their newest photonic quantum computer. It is the first photonic quantum computer offering full programmability of all its gates to demonstrate quantum computational advantage, and the first time that a machine capable of quantu
W. J. Zeng It’s been an exciting few years for quantum computing. Several players have built and made available small quantum processors and there’s open source software to program them.
June 02, 2022 at 07:30AM
A prior post entitled “Collaboration Dominates Quantum Computing” included an overview of ColdQuanta, a global quantum technology company building quantum computers, sensors, and related products.
June 02, 2022 at 08:30AM
New students to quantum computing will tell you that it’s hard to visualize the complex mathematics of qubits. Typically, we rely on the Bloch sphere and Q-sphere.
June 02, 2022 at 06:30PM
Quantum Computer Manufacturer Pasqal strengthens position in North American market by opening offices in the US and Canada
As Vice President, Strategic Business Development North America for Pasqal, Lefebvre will be based in the Boston office to help drive the company’s commercial and strategic partnership efforts and serve as the primary point of contact for U.S.-based clients and partners. Pasqal’s local U.S.
June 02, 2022 at 07:30PM
LIVERMORE, Calif., June 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FormFactor, Inc. (FORM) - Get FormFactor, Inc. Report, a leading semiconductor test and measurement supplier, today announced that SEEQC, the Digital Quantum Computing company, has deployed FormFactor's recently announced integrated measurement solution to markedly expedite its quantum computing research and development program. The measurement solution, including the sub-50mK HPD Model 106 Adiabatic Demagnetization Refrigerator (ADR) and the PQ500 RF and DC probe socket, complements sub-10mK dilution refrigerators to accelerate cryogenic test cycles by more than two times.
June 03, 2022 at 06:30PM