Tag: quantum

Quantum Processor Hits 99.9 Percent Reliability Target

Apr 25, 2014 |

Physicists at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) have taken a huge leap forward towards what they refer to as a “fully functional quantum computer” – long-considered the holy grail of both physics and computing. The five cross-shaped elements are the Xmon variant, so named by the team, of the transmon qubit placed in a linear array. A Read more…

Big Leap Forward for Integrated Quantum Computer

Feb 5, 2014 |

An international team of researchers led by Dr. Mark Thompson from the University of Bristol have for the first time successfully generated and manipulated single photons on a silicon chip – putting them substantially closer to realizing their goal of building a quantum computer. The technique involved shrinking the key components so they could be Read more…

Theoretical Physicist Talks Quantum Computing Future

Sep 30, 2013 |

Theoretical physicist Dr. John Preskill, who is one of the leading researchers in the areas of quantum information, quantum computing and quantum error correction, presented some of his ideas in a recent Google Tech Talk.

Quantum Computing for Everyone

Sep 10, 2013 |

Quantum computing is still in it infancy, but soon anyone with a Web browser will have access to an early form of this powerful computing technology thanks to the University of Bristol’s Qcloud project.

Supercomputing Vet Champions Quantum Cause

May 13, 2013 |

Supercomputing veteran, Bo Ewald, has been neck-deep in bleeding edge system development since his twelve-year stint at Cray Research back in the mid-1980s, which was followed by his tenure at large organizations like SGI and startups, including Scale Eight Corporation and Linux Networx. He has put his weight behind quantum company….

Amazon Launches Glacier, Puts Data on Ice

Aug 28, 2012 |

Amazon has just announced a new storage service called Glacier. The cloud giant describes its new offering as a secure, extremely low-cost storage technology for data archiving and backup. Like the name implies, the service is slow, cold and remote.

D-Wave Entangles with USC and Lockheed at New Quantum Computing Center

Oct 31, 2011 |

Another vote of confidence for D-Wave’s quantum computer chip.