The Week in Quantum Computing - June 27th - AWS Networking Center, Silicon Quantum, Rigetti in the UK, Quasar and learning from experiments
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AWS Opens Networking center led by another Spaniard. Dr. Antia Lamas-Linares. Qiskit now speaks “Braket” and you can throw your Qiskit circuits into AWS systems. Rigetti goes british with their first 32 qubit device in the UK. A great piece on what is (and why is important) Quantum error correction. 81% of industry leaders in the UK expect industry disruption because of Quantum by 2030. The Quasar project and of course the big announcement. Silicon Quantum Computing has announced their first quantum integrated circuit. The news have showed it as it if was the “first circuit ever” which of course is not true. What they have done (which is a quite a feat and a milestone) is to build an atom-scale IC with the smallest ever transistors. They have modelled with it a poliacetylene molecule which is where the limits of classical simulation sits today. This goes right after their announcemnet for a next funding round. Congrats to the team!
The Week in Quantum Computing
How to Fix Quantum Computing Bugs
It is a law of physics that everything that is not prohibited is mandatory. Errors are thus unavoidable. They are everywhere: in language, cooking, communication, image processing and, of course, computation. Mitigating and correcting them keeps society running.
June 19, 2022 at 10:30AM
Paper: Quantum computing for transport optimization
We explore the near-term intersection of quantum computing with the transport sector. To support near-term integration, we introduce a framework for assessing the suitability of transport optimization problems for obtaining potential performance enhancement using quantum algorithms. Given a suitable problem, we then present a workflow for obtaining valuable transport solutions using quantum computers, articulate the limitations on contemporary systems, and describe newly available performance-enhancing tools applicable to current commercial quantum computing systems. We make this integration process concrete by following the assessment framework and integration workflow for an exemplary vehicle routing optimization problem: the Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem. We present novel advances to exponentially reduce the required computational resources, and experimentally demonstrate a prototype implementation exhibiting over 20X circuit performance enhancement on a real quantum device.
June 21, 2022 at 01:30PM
VTT Quantum Advantage – Episode 1: Introduction to Quantum Computing
In this episode, you'll get a crash course on quantum computers. Quantum computers can speed up solving certain problems, and in the most interesting cases, the speedup will be mind-boggling. But quantum computing is not just about speed: it's a fundamentally new way of harnessing nature to do c
Boosting light power revolutionizes communications and autopilot
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June 21, 2022 at 02:30PM
Announcing the AWS Center for Quantum Networking
Over the last decade, governments and technology companies have invested heavily in research and development of quantum computers that have the potential to revolutionize science and technology.
June 21, 2022 at 05:30PM
Viewpoint: U.S. Must Preserve its Quantum Advantage
U.S. dependence on networks for secure financial transactions, communications, man-machine interface and unbreakable battlefield situational awareness has grown significantly over the years to a point where “arms race” is now a misnomer.
June 21, 2022 at 05:30PM
IDC Perspective on Integration of Quantum Computing and HPC
The insatiable need to compress time to insights from massive and complex datasets is fueling the demand for quantum computing integration into high performance computing (HPC) environments. Such an integration would allow enterprises to accelerate and optimize current HPC applications and processes by simulating and emulating them on today’s noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) computers.
June 21, 2022 at 06:30PM
Rigetti Computing Expands Global Presence with UK Quantum Computer Launch
LONDON, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigetti UK Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rigetti Computing, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGTI) (“Rigetti” or the “Company”), a pioneer in full-stack quantum-classical computing, today announced the launch of its 32-qubit Aspen-series quantum computer in the UK. The system, which is Rigetti’s first UK-based quantum computer, will be available to its UK partners over the cloud through Rigetti QCS™.
Delivering this system achieves a key goal of the Rigetti-led consortium to accelerate the commercialization of quantum computing in the UK. Rigetti is joined by Oxford Instruments, University of Edinburgh, Phasecraft, and Standard Chartered Bank in this initiative, and together will continue to advance practical applications in machine learning, materials simulation, and finance.
June 21, 2022 at 06:30PM
Are Quantum Tech Companies Immune from a Recession?
The declining economy, both in the U.S. and overseas, has raised questions for those focused on the world of quantum technology.
June 22, 2022 at 07:30AM
Introducing the Qiskit provider for Amazon Braket
We are excited to share a solution to one of our most frequent customer requests: a Qiskit provider for Amazon Braket. Users can now take their existing algorithms written in Qiskit, a widely used open-source quantum programming SDK and, with a few lines of code, run them directly on Amazon Braket.
June 22, 2022 at 10:30AM
Can quantum random number generators improve computational results?
QRNGs have already proven to be a key enabler in adversarial disciplines such as cryptography, for which the quality and unpredictability of the random numbers are critical to ensure the security and privacy in communications.
June 22, 2022 at 06:30PM
A Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Was Just Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit
This suggests we're now a step closer to finally using quantum processing power to understand more about the world around us, even at the tiniest scale.
June 23, 2022 at 12:30AM
81% of UK business leaders expect industry disruption from quantum computing by 2030, according to EY study
Strategic planning for quantum computing has been started by a third of organisations Despite awareness of its potential, detailed understanding of quantum computing remains low among business leaders who responded to our survey 71% set to appoint quantum leaders in next two years but quantum skills
June 23, 2022 at 07:30AM
Quantum Computing is accelerating Intelligent Industry: The QUASAR Project
At the dawn of the quantum era, we are seeing more and more discussions as well as publications on the new and insightful demonstrations of quantum algorithms and quantum solutions, that have the potential to outperform classical methods.
June 23, 2022 at 09:30AM
Silicon Quantum Computing announces world’s first quantum integrated circuit
Australian quantum computing manufacturer, Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), has today announced the world’s first integrated circuit manufactured at the atomic scale.
June 23, 2022 at 09:30AM
Video: The Quantum Analyst Roundtable | S1E5 - Quantum Computing à la carte
'The Analysst Roundtable' brings together Doug Finke, David Shaw, Shahin Khan, James Sanders and André M. König to explore the latest news in quantum tech globally, take a deep dive into a current topic and catch up on our predictions for quantum computing. #quantumiscominghttps://w
Quantum Advantage in Learning from Experiments
In efforts to learn about the quantum world, scientists face a big obstacle: their classical experience of the world. Whenever a quantum system is measured, the act of this measurement destroys the “quantumness” of the state.
June 24, 2022 at 10:30AM