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IBM Looking for a Quantum "Killer App"

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Apr 17, 2018 4

A first bunch of startups have joined IBM’s Q Network to help explore practical applications of quantum computing for business and science, writes IBM Research director Jeff Welser, looking for a quantum killer app.

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Google Previews New "Bristlecone" Quantum Processor

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 14, 2018

Google research scientist Julian Kelly presented Google’s new quantum processor, dubbed Bristlecone, able to scale up to 72 qubits.

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Microsoft Opens Its Quantum Development Kit to macOS and Linux

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Feb 26, 2018

After making its Quantum Development Kit available to developers last December, Microsoft is now announcing its first major update, including support for macOS and Linux, interoperability with Python, and more.

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Intel Joins the Race for Quantum Supremacy with a 49-Qubit Chip

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Jan 12, 2018 1

At CES 2018, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Intel successfully built a 49-qubit chip, which aims to allow researchers to improve error correction techniques and simulate computational problems.

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Microsoft Quantum Development Kit Available to Developers

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017 1

Microsoft announced its plans to build a quantum computer at its Ignite conference and promised a development kit. Now, the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit has become available as a free preview.

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Google Aims to Demonstrate Quantum Supremacy with a 50-Qubit Processor

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 15, 2017

In a paper published in Nature, Google has revealed its plans to demonstrate that quantum computers can perform a computational task beyond the capability of a classical computer, a claim known as quantum supremacy. Key in Google’s plan is building a 50-qubit processors to solve quantum sampling problems.

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Microsoft Joining the Race for Quantum Computing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Oct 07, 2017

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced a preview of its new quantum computing platform, and unveiled its plans for a topological quantum computer relying on recent advancements in particle physics.

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IBM Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  May 19, 2017

IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors. Indeed, its new 16 and 17 qubit processors are its most powerful yet, IBM researchers claim.

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IBM QISKit Aims to Enable Cloud-Based Quantum Computation

by Sergio De Simone Follow 13 Followers on  Mar 11, 2017

The Quantum Experience team at IBM has started to open source their quantum software QISKit, writes quantum computing and information scientist Jay Gambetta. QISKit allows developers to explore IBM cloud-enabled quantum processor using Python.

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