(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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