D-Wave will build universal quantum computer, just like IBM and Google

D-Wave will not only focus on quantum annealing for faster computing than traditional computing, but also on universal quantum computers with quantum gates. This puts the company in competition with IBM and Google, among others. D-Wave describes in its roadmap that the development of a universal quantum computer will take place in different phases. First, … Read more

AIVD warns organizations about the threat of quantum computers to cryptography

The AIVD calls on organizations to actively think about protecting sensitive data against the quantum computer. The security service is calling on IT security officers to prepare for the impact that quantum computers will have on cryptography. Experts expect that we are still about 10 to 20 years away from a quantum computer that can … Read more

Fraunhofer deploys IBM quantum computer with 27 qubits

The German research institute Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the first outside IBM to use IBM’s quantum computer Quantum System One. The quantum computer has a 27-qubit Falcon processor. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the first commercial customer of IBM’s 27 qubit quantum computer. In July, the University of Tokyo will also receive a Quantum System One and Cleveland Clinic … Read more

Amazon appears to be working on a quantum computer

Amazon is working on its own quantum computer, according to Bloomberg. The company is looking for scientists to develop and make a quantum device. Amazon follows competitors such as Google and Microsoft. Amazon has a vacancy online for a technician who has to develop quantum hardware and make a device for it. The engineer will … Read more

Honeywell will introduce programmable quantum computer in mid-2020

Honeywell reports that it is working on an architecture for quantum computing based on ion traps. A programmable quantum computer based on the architecture should appear in mid-2020. The quantum computer Honeywell is working on has a quantum volume of 64. The term quantum volume was coined by IBM and is intended to give an … Read more

QuTech develops germanium transistors for quantum computers

Researchers from TNO and QuTech have developed a germanium-based transistor that has good properties to serve as a qubit for quantum computers. They demonstrate calculations with the transistor. It has been known for some time that germanium is a suitable material to base quantum bits on and researchers worldwide are working on this. For a … Read more

Scientists cool Lego blocks to just above absolute zero

British scientists have cooled four stacked Lego blocks to 70 milliKelvin, or slightly above absolute zero. They conclude that the Lego material can be used for numerous cryogenic applications, such as in quantum computing. The British researchers wanted to measure the thermal conductivity of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene, or abs for short, at extremely low temperatures. They placed … Read more

Google claims quantum supremacy: what is it and what does it bring us?

Google claims to have achieved “quantum supremacy.” This means that it can solve a problem faster than a supercomputer (the most powerful computer of the moment). But … is this claim correct and do we benefit from this? Before we go into depth it might be a good idea to go back to the beginning. … Read more

Google performs quantum computation that takes classical computers 10,000 years

Google has published the details of its demonstration for ‘quantum supremacy’. The company’s quantum chip has performed a calculation in two hundred seconds that would take a classical computer ten thousand years. IBM has reservations about the claim. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks of a ‘hello world’ moment and the biggest milestone yet to make … Read more

‘Google claims it has reached quantum supremacy’

According to the FT, Google claims that it has performed a calculation with a quantum processor that the most powerful classical computers cannot process in practice. This would have reached the point of so-called quantum supremacy. Google’s quantum processor could perform the calculation in three minutes and twenty seconds, whereas the Summit supercomputer would take … Read more