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DARPA names Microsoft as a Quantum Associate

DARPA has chosen Microsoft as a associate to discover scaled quantum computing in help of DARPA’s broader quantum methods. DARPA has lengthy been on the reducing fringe of expertise and performs an essential position in advancing the quantum expertise ecosystem. At Microsoft, we’ve got a imaginative and prescient to carry quantum at scale to the world in methods which can be impactful and accountable. We see the potential of quantum computing to unravel a few of society’s most complicated issues. This collaboration with DARPA will allow us to discover collectively the advantages of our distinctive strategy in making the promise of quantum applied sciences a actuality.

Microsoft has taken a tougher, however what we imagine to be a extra promising path in the direction of scaled quantum computing and designed our machine utilizing topological qubits. Our distinctive qubit structure is theorized to allow our quantum machine to be sufficiently small to slot in a closet, quick sufficient to unravel issues in a sensible timeframe, and have the potential to manage multiple million qubits. We’re assured on this design given our important physics breakthrough which cleared a serious hurdle towards engineering the world’s first topological qubit and in the end, a scaled quantum machine.  Anybody can entry the identical information as our scientists to raised perceive Microsoft’s strategy to constructing a scalable, full-stack quantum machine.  

Microsoft based our quantum program with scale in thoughts as a result of we imagine a machine will want at the least a million qubits to unravel a broad class of classically intractable issues. This monumental scale requirement emerged from our useful resource estimation analysis. Years in the past, we constructed a device to know the {hardware} necessities and run instances required to run varied quantum purposes utilizing quite a lot of qubit architectures. For a quantum software to run in a matter of weeks as a substitute of years or centuries, a machine requires upwards of 1 million qubits. That Useful resource Estimation device is now obtainable to anybody in our cloud service, Azure Quantum.

The quantum computing business is at an essential inflection level—and Microsoft is beginning to separate the hype from actuality. We applaud DARPA’s diligence and focus on this essential area. We stay up for sharing extra as we collaborate with DARPA and invite you to hitch the Microsoft Quantum Innovator Sequence to remain linked.

Microsoft Quantum Innovator Sequence

The trail to quantum at scale.


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