(AFCEA.org) Sandia National Laboratories has announced for new projects to advance quantum computing technology. The efforts include:
1) a quantum computing testbed with accessible components on which industrial, academic and government researchers can run their own algorithms;
2) a suite of test programs to measure the performance of quantum hardware;
3) classical software to ensure reliable operation of quantum computing testbeds and coax the most utility from them;
4) and high-level quantum algorithms that explore connections with theoretical physics, classical optimization and machine learning.
These three- to five-year projects are funded at $42 million by the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research program, part of Sandia’s Advanced Science and Technology portfolio.