Intel Warns of Data Security Crisis Posed by Quantum Computers

May 12, 2022

Quantum computers are coming down the pike, and hardware makers warned of a potential security crisis looming with such superfast systems able to break encrypti Read more…

IBM Unveils Expanded Quantum Roadmap; Talks Up ‘Quantum-Centric Supercomputer’

May 10, 2022

IBM today issued an extensive and detailed expansion of its Quantum Roadmap that calls for developing a new 1386-qubit processor – Kookaburra – built from modularly scaled chips, and delivering a 4,158-qubit POC system built using three connected Kookaburra processors by 2025. Kookaburra (Australian Kingfisher) is a new architecture... Read more…

The Quest for an Ideal Quantum Bit

May 5, 2022

You are no doubt viewing this article on a digital device whose basic unit of information is the bit, either 0 or 1.  Scientists worldwide are racing to develo Read more…

Biden Issues Executive Order Bolstering National Quantum Initiative and Cybersecurity

May 4, 2022

President Joe Biden today issued an Executive Order and a National Security Memorandum boosting the national focus on quantum information sciences (QIS), including quantum computing and cybersecurity concerns. There is currently a global race heating up to leverage QIS for economic and security purposes. The U.S., China, Europe, Japan, the U.K., and many others have mounted well-funded, expanding efforts... Read more…

Fermilab, UChicago Develop Low-cost, Fast Quantum Computer Control Kit

May 3, 2022

Control of quantum computers has always required fast, precise coordination between a traditional computer and the quantum computer. Mostly, these are custom sy Read more…

PsiQuantum’s Path to 1 Million Qubits

April 21, 2022

PsiQuantum, founded in 2016 by four researchers with roots at Bristol University, Stanford University, and York University, is one of a few quantum computing startups that’s kept a moderately low PR profile. (That’s if you disregard the roughly $700 million in funding it has attracted.) The main reason is PsiQuantum has eschewed the clamorous public chase for... Read more…

Today is World Quantum Day – What’s That?

April 14, 2022

Thanks to Planck’s constant — 4.14 x 10-15 eV seconds, rounded up (or 6.63 x 10-34 Joule seconds, if you prefer) — April 14 has been designated World Quantum Day by a loosely affiliated group of scientists and organizations around the world, including the U.S. (see website). The broad idea is to spotlight quantum information science’s rapid growth and, in particular... Read more…

EuroHPC Issues Calls for Quantum Computers, System Upgrades

April 1, 2022

Last September, the EU’s EuroHPC Joint Undertaking was budgeted through 2027, announcing a slew of major goals for that timeframe. Among them: quantum computi Read more…

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