Another record has been broken on the way to fully operational and capable quantum computers: the complete control of a 6-qubit quantum processor in silicon. Researchers are calling it "a major stepping stone" for the technology.
A new method for entwining the fates of fragments of light has overcome some serious obstacles on the road to photon-based quantum computing.
Scientists successfully produced the largest hybrid particles of light and matter ever created. These quasiparticles were made with the help of a piece of stone containing cuprous oxide crystals from an ancient deposit in Namibia.
The Frontier supercomputer has now become the world's first known supercomputer to demonstrate a processor speed of 1.1 exaFLOPS (1.1 quintillion floating point operations per second, or FLOPS).
There was a time, not so long ago, when computers occupied entire rooms. Today, some processing units can come as small as a few specks of dust.
Australian scientists and Microsoft Corporation invented a single chip that can generate control signals for thousands of qubits, when the world’s biggest quantum computers currently operate with just 50 or so qubits.
An ambitious plan to build a quantum computer the size of a soccer field could soon become a reality. A startup founded by the researchers behind the idea has just come out of stealth with $4.5 million in funding.
Last year, Microsoft announced a billion-dollar investment in OpenAI. This year the company said they’d completed a supercomputer exclusively for OpenAI’s machine learning research.