What’s the difference between quantum annealing and universal gate quantum computers?

Just as a GPU processes instructions related to graphics exponentially faster than a CPU, certain problems can be solved quadratically or polynomially faster with quantum algorithms, by exploiting the quantum effects of superposition and entanglement. But what is quantum annealing, and how does it differ from a universal gate quantum computer? D-Wave, the most famous quantum […]

Quantum Technology News – Issue #10

A lot of companies are finally giving concrete timelines to the “first” quantum computer. IBM’s insights show that the first quantum computer will exist in less than 10 years (2025 estimate). Therefore, applications of all aspects of quantum communication and quantum computing have jumped, with many companies setting up research facilities and thinktanks within industry […]

Why the NSA moving away from Suite B cryptography due to quantum computers makes total sense

TL;DR —Quantum computers could actually have been the trigger to begin the move to post-quantum cryptography.  Even though the Snowden files released in 2013 showed limited progress from the NSA on quantum computers, the last 2 years since have been a storm of real, practical results, as well as funding poured into both companies and academic research. […]

Quantum Technology News – Issue #6

As funding increases for a commercial quantum computing, breakthroughs take place faster and more publicly. The quantum computer is not a myth, but scaling and material challenges are being faced every day. Australian researchers make quantum computing breakthrough, paving way for world-first chip New design will put quantum logic in silicon computer chips, in a […]