Quantum milestone reached: world's first quantum computing benchmark

The world's first cross-platform quantum computing benchmark has been developed.

1 minute & 19 seconds read time

Researchers have managed to create the very first quantum computing benchmark, paving the way forward for more universal standards of measuring their immense performance.

Quantum milestone reached: world's first quantum computing benchmark | TweakTown.com

Researchers out of the University of Waterloo have developed a new form of quantum computing benchmarking called 'cycle benchmarking'. This new form of benchmarking allows researchers to see the potential scalability of the quantum computer that's being tested, while also being able to compare the results to another. Joel Wallman, an assistant professor at Waterloo's Faculty of Mathematics and Institute for Quantum Computing, said "This finding could go a long way toward establishing standards for performance and strengthen the effort to build a large-scale, practical quantum computer".

This new method records the total probability of errors under any quantum computing application. This means that this benchmark marks the first time that researchers will be able to compare the capabilities of quantum processors that are customized for specific applications. This new breakthrough couldn't of come at a better time, with companies like Google, IBM and Microsoft all slowly but surely making progress in the quantum computing field.

Joel Wallman said, "Cycle benchmarking is the first method for reliably checking if you are on the right track for scaling up the overall design of your quantum computer. These results are significant because they provide a comprehensive way of characterizing errors across all quantum computing platforms."

Buy at Amazon

Quantum Computing: An Applied Approach

TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago
* Prices last scanned on 3/22/2023 at 9:10 am CDT - prices may not be accurate, click links above for the latest price. We may earn an affiliate commission.
NEWS SOURCE:phys.org

Jak joined the TweakTown team in 2017 and has since reviewed 100s of new tech products and kept us informed daily on the latest science, space, and artificial intelligence news. Jak's love for science, space, and technology, and, more specifically, PC gaming, began at 10 years old. It was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on an old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of typical FPS, Jak holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles