The following are some of the most recent news stories about quantum computing breakthroughs that have been published in 2021.
IBM Partners with Top Indian Universities for Quantum Computing Research
IBM collaborates with India’s leading academic institutions to advance quantum computing education and research. Faculty and students at the 11 collaborating institutions will access IBM quantum systems, quantum learning resources, and quantum tools via IBM Cloud for educational and research reasons, enabling them to work on actual quantum computers. In addition, IBM’s Quantum Educators programme connects teachers in the quantum area and provides resources to support high-quality educational experiences.
IIT Roorkee and IISc Bangalore’s Quantum Computer Simulator Kit
The Quantum Computing Toolkit Project is one of the country’s first endeavours to solve the shared challenge of expanding the boundaries of quantum computing research in India. Diverse academics carry out the project, including scientists, engineers, and industry representatives from various premier institutions, including IISc, IIT-Roorkee, and C-DAC. The QSim combines a powerful QC Simulator with a graphical workbench that enables you to construct quantum circuits and programmes, view their outputs, access online support, solve examples and associated literature/material.
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Infosys’ Quantum Computing Capabilities on AWS
Infosys intends to use Amazon Braket to develop, test, and evaluate quantum applications using circuit simulators and quantum hardware technologies. As quantum technologies evolve, researchers and developers will experiment with and explore complicated computational challenges. Infosys’ use of Amazon Braket intends to prepare organisations for a future in which quantum computers impact business.
IBM and IIT Madras work together on Quantum Computing
IBM and IIT Madras work on quantum computing teaching and research. This cooperation aims to provide academics, researchers, and students at IIT Madras with access to IBM’s quantum systems and tools via the IBM Cloud to advance cooperative quantum computing research. The Quantum Computation Lab courses will be taught collaboratively by teachers at IIT Madras and IBM researchers and involve hands-on lab sessions on IBM quantum systems. They will complement existing courses on quantum information and computing.
BMW and Volkswagen join Consortium for Quantum Technology
BMW and Volkswagen have joined the Quantum technology consortium, a group of ten German companies devoted to developing quantum computing applications for automobiles. The Quantum technology and application consortium (QUTAC) will advance quantum computing basics, and applications researchers could apply in the automotive industry. According to BMW, the purpose of this new cooperation is to further develop the basics of quantum computing into viable industrial applications.
First Commercial Quantum Memory Sold by Qunnect
Qunnect’s Quantum Memory can store and release single photons on-demand while maintaining their quantum state with a fidelity of greater than 95%. Unlike previous quantum memory systems, Qunnect is unique. It operates without extreme cooling or vacuum support infrastructure, a critical design concern for real-world implementation and scalability. Additionally, all devices are contained in a conventional server-rack form factor, allowing easy integration into existing fibre hubs. Qunnect is developing these devices to work with low-loss interfaces and existing telecommunications infrastructure.
IBM researchers demonstrate quantum computer superiority
IBM researchers have mathematically demonstrated that local quantum computers can perform some functions that constrained classical computers cannot accomplish. They acknowledge, however, that quantum computers cannot simply outperform their classical counterparts due to their unusual architecture. Instead, it is necessary to discover and write theoretical justifications of the quantum computer’s advantages and demonstrate them empirically, they stated. New research mathematically establishes that certain functions cannot be computed by a constrained classical computer but by a local quantum computer.