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Quantinuum Is On A Roll - 17 Significant Quantum Computing Achievements In 12 Months

3rd October 2022

Quantum computing company Quantinuum made three more announcements at IEEE Quantum Week 2022. Announcements include another quantum volume record, a new method to make two-qubit gates with higher fidelity and greater efficiency, and a milestone achievement of more than a half-million downloads of its software.

  1. Highlight 1: Shuttling ion pairs through intersections and negotiating 90 degree turns: It may not sound significant, but this research provides the capability to execute Quantinuum’s long term roadmap for future generations of H-series quantum computers. Ion trap researchers have been working on this problem for years. Prior to Quantinuum’s research, it was believed that the only way for paired ions to move through zones was to first separate the pair, then move them through junctions one at a time. That solution would have significantly increased processing time.
  2. Highlight 2: Closing the gap on fault-tolerant quantum error correction: Fault tolerant quantum error correction will make it possible to build quantum computers with enough qubits to solve problems far beyond the reach of today’s supercomputers. Quantinuum researchers were able to construct a logical entangling circuit that had a higher fidelity than its physical counterpart.

17 other significant improvements over the last 12 months are:

  1. September 27, 2022: Quantinuum Sets New Record with Highest Ever Quantum Volume of 8192
  2. August 4, 2022: Logical qubits start outperforming physical qubits
  3. July 11, 2022: Quantum Milestone: Turning a Corner with Trapped Ions
  4. June 14, 2022: Quantinuum Completes Hardware Upgrade; Achieves 20 Fully Connected Qubits
  5. May 24, 2022: Quantinuum Introduces InQuanto to Explore Industrially Relevant Chemistry Problems on Today’s Quantum Computers
  6. April 14, 2022: Quantinuum Announces Record Quantum Volume of 4096
  7. March 29, 2022: On the ArXiv: Modeling Carbon Capture with Quantum Computing
  8. March 29, 2022: Quantinuum Announces Updates to Quantum Natural Language Processing Toolkit λambeq, Enhancing Accessibility
  9. March 3, 2022: Quantinuum announces a world record in fidelity for quantum computing qubits
  10. December 29, 2021: Demonstrating Benefits of Quantum Upgradable Design Strategy: System Model H1-2 First to Prove 2,048 Quantum Volume
  11. December 7, 2021: Introducing Quantum Origin, The world’s first quantum-enhanced cryptographic key generation platform to protect data from cybersecurity threats
  12. November 27, 2021: Quantum Milestone: We Can Now Detect and Correct Quantum Errors in Real Time
  13. November 29, 2021: LAMBEQ: A Toolkit for Quantum Natural Language Processing
  14. November 29, 2021: How a New Quantum Algorithm Could Help Solve Real-world Problems Sooner
  15. November 29, 2021: Quantum Milestone: 16-Fold Increase in Performance in a Year
  16. October 15, 2021: Researchers ‘Hide’ Ions to Reduce Quantum Errors By Reducing Crosstalk Errors An Order of Magnitude
  17. October 20, 2021: TKET: Quantum Software Tool Goes Open Source

3rd October 2022