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Army Research & NSA Team & Solicit Proposals to Identify Strength and Type of Errors Affecting Quantum Computation

By IQT News posted 20 Dec 2019

(Next.Gov) The Army Research Office and National Security Agency recently teamed up to solicit proposals for Quantum Characterization, Verification, and Validation (QCVV) solutions for intermediate-scale “systems of size 10-20 qubits and larger systems greater than 20 qubits.” The insights could help pave the way for fault-tolerant quantum computing and systems that can better withstand negligible errors.
The entities launched a broad agency announcement this week to boost the development of innovative techniques and protocols that allow for Quantum Characterization, Verification, and Validation, or QCVV, of intermediate-scale quantum systems. QCVV is essentially the science of quantifying how well a quantum computer can run quantum algorithms—and experts agree that it’s a necessary step towards useful quantum computing.
“These new methods are sought as the next advances that will empower the quantum computing community to reliably interpret and evaluate emerging larger-scale quantum systems,” officials said in the solicitation.
See the announcement here.

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