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Quantum-computing related developments

On this page we post about interesting quantum-computing related research and news which we are following.

Where will quantum computers create value... and when?

Where will quantum computers create value... and when?

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In this market outlook, The Boston Consulting group assesses how and where quantum computing will create business value, the likely progression, and what steps executives should take now to put their firms in the best position to capture that value. The report is based on interviews and workshops involving more than 100 experts, a review of some 150 peer-reviewed publications, and analysis of more than 35 potential use cases. 

Quantum Outlook 2019 by Fact Based Insight

Quantum Outlook 2019 by Fact Based Insight

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In this online market and technology outlook, Fact Based Insight, a quantum-technology consultancy, provides their predictions for the developments in the quantum-sector in 2019 and beyond. The report covers developments in qubit technologies and quantum-processors, quantum-software, quantum safe cryptography and quantum-imaging, -sensing and -timing technologies.

Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects (2018)

Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects (2018)

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With this report, the National Academy of Sciences, a US based non-profit, and more specifically its Committee on technical assessment of the feasibility and implications of quantum computing chaired by Mark Horowitz, aims to help bring clarity about the current state of the art, likely progress toward, and ramifications of, a general-purpose quantum computer and to clarify the theoretical characteristics and limitations of quantum computing and to correct some common public misperceptions about the field. Specifically, the committee focused on understanding the current state of quantum computing hardware, software, and algorithms, and what advances would be needed to create a scalable, gate-based quantum computer capable of deploying Shor’s algorithm. Early in this process, it became clear that the current engineering approaches could not directly scale to the size needed to create this scalable, fully error corrected quantum computer. As a result, the group focused on finding intermediate milestones and metrics to track the progress toward this goal.

What does the future hold for technology, media, and telecommunications?

What does the future hold for technology, media, and telecommunications?

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In the last chapter (from page 96) of the 2019 version of its annual report Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Predictions, Deloitte, a business consultancy, provides their five key predictions for the development of quantum-computing in 2019 and beyond. These are: 1) Quantum computers will not replace clas- sical computers for decades, if ever. 2) The quantum computer market of the future will be about the size of today’s supercomputer market—around US$50 billion. 3) The first commercial general-purpose quantum computers will appear in the 2030s at earliest. 4) The Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) computing market—using what could be considered early-stage QCs—will be worth hundreds of millions of dollars per year in the 2020s. 5) The quantum-safe security industry is also likely to be worth hundreds of mil- lions of dollars per year in the 2020s.

The next decade in quantum-computing, and how to play

The next decade in quantum-computing, and how to play

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This report by The Boston Consulting Group, a strategy consulting firm, targets business executives and other people looking for a broader market overview on quantum computing. The authors (Philipp Gerbert et al.) provide some insight in where the technology currently stands, who is who in the emerging ecosystem, and the potentially interesting applications. The report also analyzes some of the leading indicators of investments, patents, and publications, which countries and entities are most active and the status and prospects for the main categories of quantum hardware technologies. Additionally, the report aims to provide a simple framework for understanding quantum algorithms and assessing their applicability and potential. Finally, the authors provide their view of what can be expected in the next five to ten years, and what corporates should be doing, or getting ready for, in response. 

The coming quantum leap in computing

The coming quantum leap in computing

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This report by The Boston Consulting Group, a strategy consulting firm, provides both an introductory status overview of current and near-term qubit technologies and of practical quantum-computing applications as well as a longer-term outlook of the quantum-computing market, which the authors (Massimo Russo et al.) estimate could be as large as $50bln by 2030. The report also provides some advice to corporates on how to prepare for the arrival of practical quantum-computing applications

Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond

Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond

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In this article, John Preskill provides his view on the near-term (5-10 years ahead) societal and commercial impact of quantum-computers. Specifically, the author focuses on what he calls Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) technology: quantum computers with 50-100 qubits for which noise in quantum gates will limit the size of quantum circuits that can be executed reliably. Such NISQ devices may be able to perform tasks which surpass the capabilities of today’s classical digital computers and will be useful tools for exploring e.g. many-body quantum physics, and may have other useful applications, but, the author states, the 100-qubit quantum computer will not change the world right away and we should regard them as a significant step toward the more powerful quantum technologies of the future.

On the impact of quantum computing technology on future developments in high-performance scientific computing

On the impact of quantum computing technology on future developments in high-performance scientific computing

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In this article, Matthias Möller and Cornelis Vuik of the Institute of Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology describe their vision of future developments in scientific computing that would be enabled by the advent of software-programmable quantum computers. In their analysis they assume that quantum computers will form part of a hybrid accelerated computing platform like GPUs and co-processor cards do today. In particular, they address the potential of quantum algorithms to bring major breakthroughs in applied mathematics and its applications. Finally, the authors give several examples that demonstrate the possible impact of quantum-accelerated scientific computing on society.

Quantum technology is beginning to come into its own

Quantum technology is beginning to come into its own

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This essay by The Economist journalist Jason Palmer provides an introductory overview of the state of development of different quantum-technologies, their potential use-cases and current investments and patent applications per country