In the late 1990’s there were many fears that our computing infrastructure would break down at the turn of the Century and that mass chaos would ensue for many systems that depended upon computer control and management.  The cause of this concern was a programming bug dubbed Y2K.  Today, much is made of Y2Q, the.....

Read More
Posted by 05 Mar 2019

How Useful Are Quantum Computers? Quantum computers today are in a state similar to that of classical computers in their infancy. The first devices took up whole rooms and could perform only simple calculations.  People were also skeptical about these machines living up to the promised potential. No one seriously predicted that we would end.....

Read More

Quantum Annealers: A First Step on the Road to Quantum Computer Commercialization Annealing, the process of improving the quality of metals and alloys by heating them and slowly cooling again, is possibly one of the oldest optimization techniques known to mankind. With the world of big data growing each day, algorithms inspired by this ancient.....

Read More

The Quantum Internet Will Require Quantum Repeaters The record distance for QKD with direct transmission is 421km. This result, produced by the team over at ID Quantique in Switzerland, impressive as it may be, is already close to the possible limit that can be achieved with direct qubit transmission. The setup included state of the.....

Read More

Software Vendors: Using Y2Q (Years to Quantum) to their Advantage With the increasing progress being made on quantum computers, there is an increasing concern that public key encryption algorithms like RSA and Diffie-Hellman will be at risk due to Shor’s algorithm that can factor large numbers on a quantum computer. Although breaking these public key.....

Read More
Posted by 19 Feb 2019

Quantum Communication: Fiber vs. Satellite For general data and voice communications, fiber won the fiber versus satellite war back in the 1980s. For quantum, communications to be scaled globally it looks like both fiber and satellite will be needed. Both can transmit qubits, but for now in the world of the “Quantum Internet”, fiber and.....

Read More
Posted by 19 Sep 2018

The Nobel Prize for Quantum Computing? https://www.hpcwire.com/2018/09/11/rigetti-and-others-pursuit-of-quantum-advantage/

Read More

https://www.yicaiglobal.com/news/quantum-ai-computers-offer-%E2%80%98supernatural-powers%E2%80%99-chinese-turing-prize-winner-says

Read More

IQT expects Quantum Software to boom over the next few years and will be bringing out a market analysis on this topic in a couple of months. https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/polish-quantum-software-producer-enters-us-and-canadian-markets-2069

Read More

With the 2048 bit keys used in public key encryption today, it would require a very large quantum computer with high fidelity qubits to process the Shor algorithm.  Quantum computers of this size are not available today, but the technology is continuing to improve and estimates are that these will be available in around 10.....

Read More
0