Quantum Technology News – Issue #8
D-wave and Google have a large announcement planned for December, as well as another D-wave purchase. Could it be an announcement of definitive data on the quantum effects within the system to put an end to the critics?
Additionally, the Microsoft quantum simulator is released!
Watch this space for more articles and reviews of Microsoft’s Language-Integrated Quantum Operations (LIQUi|>) simulator. We are working on testing the system for some use cases and will evaluate the power of the simulator not only for academic and research, but for practical and commercially available quantum computing. I’ve included a link to the Microsoft Github for you to download.
According to Steve Jurvetson, venture capitalist and board member at pioneer quantum computing company D-WAVE (as well as others, such as Tesla and SpaceX), Google has what may be a “watershed” quantum computing announcement on December 8th, 2015. Maybe new results for the 1024 qubit chip and true quantum effects?
On the tail of the announcement of the announcement, today D-Wave Systems announced that Los Alamos National Laboratory will install the latest D-Wave quantum computer, the 1000+ qubit D-Wave 2X system.
Microsoft released Liquid – The Language-Integrated Quantum Operations (LIQUi|>) simulator to run quantum circuit simulation. The overview of the simulator may be found here: http://arxiv.org/abs/1402.4467.
This quantum simulator may be the first step to creating a full stack software solution to tie directly with quantum hardware. Watch this newsletter for info on hacks and new applications of this simulator!
Researchers from the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore and the University of Seville in Spain have reported the most extreme ‘entanglement’ between pairs of photons ever seen in the lab.
This means that certain quantum physics applications are now even more likely to succeed due to even higher confidence and push towards the global “maximum”. This means quantum entanglement is reliable, which opens doors for even more reliable and secure quantum communications and cryptography.