Quantum Computing | Achieving Quantum Practicality
Intel Labs is working to achieve quantum practicality, the transition of quantum technology from the lab to commercial quantum systems that solve real-world problems. With the help of industry and academic partners, Intel has made significant progress in realizing this vision.
Architecture All Access: Quantum Computing
Intel's Director of Quantum Hardware, Jim Clarke, provides an overview of quantum computing and discusses what’s required to achieve quantum practicality.
This video is part of an “All Access” video series on the Intel Technology Channel featuring in-depth education and a look into key architectures that span the computing landscape. Watch this master class session to learn about how quantum computing is expected to be a world-changing technology.
Quantum Computing Research
Quantum computing employs the properties of quantum physics like superposition and entanglement to perform computation. Traditional transistors use binary encoding of data represented electrically as “on” or “off” states. Quantum bits or “qubits” can simultaneously operate in multiple states enabling unprecedented levels of parallelism and computing efficiency.
Today’s quantum systems only include tens or hundreds of entangled qubits, limiting them from solving real-world problems. To achieve quantum practicality, commercial quantum systems need to scale to over a million qubits and overcome daunting challenges like qubit fragility and software programmability. Intel Labs is working to overcome these challenges with the help of industry and academic partners and has made significant progress.
First, Intel is leveraging its expertise in high-volume transistor manufacturing to develop ‘hot’ silicon spin-qubits, much smaller computing devices that operate at higher temperatures. Second, the Horse Ridge II cryogenic quantum control chip provides tighter integration. And third, the cryoprober enables high-volume testing that is helping to accelerate commercialization.
Even though we may be years away from large-scale implementation, quantum computing promises to enable breakthroughs in materials, chemicals and drug design, financial and climate modeling, and cryptography.
Hot Qubits - Intel and QuTech Demonstrate High-Fidelity' Hot' Qubits for Practical Quantum Systems
Intel and QuTech worked together to demonstrate the successful control of “hot” qubits and individual coherent control of two qubits with single-qubit fidelities of up to 99.3%. This achievement highlights the potential for cryogenic controls and silicon spin qubits to come together in an integrated package.
Intel Debuts 2nd-Gen Horse Ridge Cryogenic Quantum Control Chip
Intel’s Horse Ridge II cryogenic control chip marks another milestone in the company’s progress towards overcoming scalability, one of quantum computing’s biggest hurdles. The new chip enables higher levels of integration and provides the ability to read, control, and manipulate qubit states.
Cryoprober - Intel Drives Development of Quantum Cryoprober with Bluefors and Afore to Accelerate Quantum Computing
Intel, Bluefors and Afore introduce the first cryoprober named the Cryogenic Wafer Prober, a quantum testing device that collects more data about qubits developed specifically to speed the development of quantum computing solutions.
Quantum Computing Software: A Full-Stack Scalable Approach
Dr. Anne Matsuura, Director of Quantum Applications and Architecture at Intel Labs, discusses the importance of developing full-stack quantum software to enable the operation of commercial quantum computing systems.
Watch the video session from Intel Labs Day to learn more about quantum computing systems' hardware, software and application requirements.
Quantum Computing Press Kit
Keep up with the latest news updates, watch presentations, and download images about Intel Labs' quantum computing research.
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy Announces the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee
Jim Clarke, Director of Quantum Hardware at Intel Labs, was appointed as a member of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.
Intel Collaborates with Argonne National Laboratory, part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in Q-NEXT Quantum Computing Research
Intel announced that it is among the leading quantum technology companies included in Q-NEXT. Q-Next is one of five quantum research centers in the U.S. established by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the DOE.
Brains Behind the Brains: Jim Clarke
Jim Clarke, Intel Labs’ Director of Quantum Hardware, talks about how quantum systems will bring mind-blowing computing power to the world in this episode of “Brains Behind the Brains.”