Quantum Computing Facing a Component Shortage
(PCGamesn.com) Shortages of specialised quantum hardware and ex-military nuclear material could stifle further development in the field. With growing applications for qubit’s entangled state, exotic components necessary for further research are becoming a hard-fought resource.
Auantum computers require specialised housing and measuring tools that maintain as little quantum noise as possible and keep errors and subsequent error-checking to a minimum. But that specialised tech comes at a cost. The necessary hardware is incredibly expensive, and prohibitively expensive refrigerators can have lead times of over a year.
Organizations are now starting to wise-up to the growing shortage of quantum parts, and attempts are being made to convince suppliers to invest in quantum computing.