1st Open Quantum Collective Knowledge Challenge
December 21, 2018
We are excited to announce the 1st Open Quantum Collective Knowledge (QCK) Challenge! In this challenge, you are invited to find the closest approximation to the ground state energy of a chemical molecule by running the hybrid (quantum+classical) VQE algorithm on either a physical device or a software simulator. Please read our engaging VQE and You guide for more information on VQE.
IonQ announces world’s most powerful quantum computer
December 11, 2018
IonQ announces the successful development of two state-of-the-art quantum computers with record-breaking performance. IonQ’s systems are the first in the market that store information on individual atoms. They are more accurate and can perform more complex calculations than any quantum computer built to date. In 2019 they will be made available to leading researchers for applications in medicine, chemistry, energy, logistics and other areas where conventional computers fall short.
D-Wave releases development kit for hybrid quantum-classical applications
December 10, 2018
Quantum computing firm D-Wave Systems aims to bring developers to their ecosystem by providing development tools and cloud access to quantum computers.
New report says quantum resistant cryptography is needed now
U.S. National Academies ●
December 4, 2018
WASHINGTON – Given the current state of quantum computing and the significant challenges that still need to be overcome, it is highly unlikely that a quantum computer that can compromise public-key cryptography – a basis for the security of most of today’s computers and networks – will be built within the next decade, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. However, because replacing an established internet protocol generally takes over a decade, work to develop and deploy algorithms that are resilient against an attack by a quantum computer is critical now.
Israeli startup Quantum Machines raises $5.5m
November 21, 2018
Tel Aviv-based Quantum Machines has announced the closing of a $5.5 million financing round, led by TLV Partners, with participation from Battery Ventures. The capital raised will enable the company to expand its R&D and present a working product next year - a next-generation control and operating system for quantum computers, with the beginning of cooperation between Quantum Machines and a number of academic institutions and business organizations in Israel and overseas.