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Quantum Computers

Advances under Moore’s Law ( computer power doubles every 26 months) have started to reach a physical limit, and while the aggregated power of computer clusters provide remarkable performance, quantum computing is demonstrating the ability to solve specialized applications in an exponentially shorter time.

Quantum computing is one of those concepts that is difficult to explain, especially in the sense that the underlying technology its most basic component, the qubit, seems outside our everyday experience.

During the discussion with Matt, I recognized that a person does not need to fully grasp the properties of a qubit in order to become aware of the potential quantum computing can deliver.  Matt commented on the areas that are most likely to realize benefits from quantum computing:

We’ve canvassed over a hundred and eighty-five Enterprises to date to understand their computationally complex problems and to see what is the most readily, most efficient on a quantum processor.  We think that will come from quantitative finance, risk analytics and risk management, we think it will also come from transport logistics, so areas like inventory management or routing and scheduling and a third area that we’re hopeful about and we’ve really have seized upon is quantum machine learning.

The quantum computing community includes several of the big tech companies, notably, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Intel, D-Wave as well as a number of startups such as Rigetti Computing, Ion and Quantum Circuits.

Airline company Airbus SE is using quantum computing to address the challenges of flying an airplane, namely air flight dynamics, fuel consumption and routing.  A Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Sara Castellanos about how Quantum Computing is taking off in Aerospace.

Airbus SE is working with QC Ware, a Palo Alto-based company that develops the application software the runs on a quantum processor.  Matt Johnson, CEO, and co-founder of QC Ware recognized that the potential of a quantum processor would need applications and algorithms for users to develop solutions to complex problems across many sectors.

There is an excellent article on the concepts and community involved in quantum computing at:

Serious quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them?

Key Concepts

The initial areas of focus for quantum computers will be in the areas of quantum chemistry, logistics and financial engineering. Matt Johnson, CEO, and Co-founder of QC Ware discusses the fundamental concepts about the utilization of quantum computers, the areas of where they provide an advantage, and the opportunities that will be available in finding unique solutions.

Contact Info

Matt Johnson : info@qcware.com

Website Link - : www.qcware.com

There is a major conference coming up among the leading hardware developers, software developer, design engineers and the quantum computing community sponsored by Nasa and QC Ware.  More information can be found at www.q2b.us  

Quantum Computing is the next frontier in the evolution of computer processing power. It represents an opportunity to harness some of the strangest laws of physics to produce results to unique problems expressed as an algorithm.

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