(InsideHPC) UK-based quantum software startup Phasecraft today begins a new project facilitated by Innovate UK to reduce noise and errors on near-term quantum hardware.
Phasecraft was awarded the project grant from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK’s innovation agency, and a team with internationally recognised academic and industry experts from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Canada and University College London in the UK. The institutes are three of the world-leading quantum computing research centres with strength in quantum error correction and fault-tolerant quantum computing. Canada-based startup Quantum Benchmark will contribute expertise and access to their industry-leading software system for error diagnostics and error suppression to improve and v
Toby Cubitt, co-founder of Phasecraft: “This project collaboration aligns with Phasecraft’s mission to speed up the arrival of quantum advantage for industrially relevant problems, realising the potential of quantum computing faster. Applications on today’s quantum hardware are limited largely by ‘noise’ – errors occurring during a quantum computation, which quantum information is acutely sensitive to. As quantum hardware becomes more powerful, the limiting factor for seeing useful applications in quantum computing will come down to developing new ways to build noise mitigation into the software and algorithms that make use of these increasingly powerful quantum computers.”

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