Google plans to build a practical quantum computer by 2029 at new center

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Google's new Quantum AI Campus in Santa Barbara, California, will employ hundreds of researchers, engineers and other staff. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google has begun building a new and larger quantum computing research center that will employ hundreds of people to design and build a broadly useful quantum computer by 2029. It's the latest sign that the competition to turn these radical new machines into practical tools is growing more intense as established players like IBM and Honeywell vie with quantum computing startups.The new Google Quantum AI campus is in Santa Barbara, California, where Google's first quantum computing lab already employs dozens of researchers and engineers,...

Google wants to build a useful quantum computer by 2029

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Google is aiming to build a “useful, error-corrected quantum computer” by the end of the decade, the company explained in a blog post. The search giant hopes the technology will help solve a range of big problems like feeding the world and climate change to developing better medicines. To develop the technology, Google has unveiled a new Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara containing a quantum data center, hardware research labs, and quantum processor chip fabrication facilities. It will spend billions developing the technology over the next decade, The Wall Street Journal reports. The target announced at Google I/O on Tuesday comes a year and a half after Google said it had achieved quantum supremacy, a milestone where a quantum computer has performed a calculation that would be impossible on a traditional classical computer. Google says its...

Google Aims for Commercial-Grade Quantum Computer by 2029

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Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to spend several billion dollars to build a quantum computer by 2029 that can perform large-scale business and scientific calculations without errors, said Hartmut Neven, a distinguished scientist at Google who oversees the company’s Quantum AI program. The company recently opened an expanded California-based campus focused on the effort, he said.“We are at this inflection point,” said Dr. Neven, who has been researching quantum computing at Google since 2006. “We now have the important components in hand that make us confident. We know how to execute the road map.” Chief Executive Sundar Pichai announced the timeline and introduced the new Google Quantum AI campus in Santa Barbara County on Tuesday at Google’s annual developer...

IT News Online – Vertiv Introduces New Plug-and-Play Micro Data Center System for Edge Computing in Europe, Middle East and Africa

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Vertiv (www.Vertiv.com/en-emea) (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, today introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S (https://bit.ly/2SXnbAi), a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites. Available now in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), the Vertiv VRC-S incorporates a rack power distribution unit (rPDU), the Energy Star 2.0 certified Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 uninterruptible power supply (https://bit.ly/3wgINpM) (UPS), monitoring sensors and software, and the latest Vertiv™ VRC rack cooling system (https://bit.ly/3yjizV8) in a highly-efficient, all-in-one IT rack. “Choosing and deploying a micro data center has never been faster or easier, and it can even be experienced virtually with our new augmented...

Ireland’s First Quantum Computer Engineering Centre Launched at Tyndall National Institute

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May 17, 2021 — A multi-million-euro investment will see 900 sq meters of research space dedicated to quantum technology at Tyndall National Institute’s new facility on Cork’s North Mall and will be a key part of the Institute’s plans to double in size and impact by 2025. Tyndall is also recruiting 5 new senior research leaders, including a Head of Quantum Research to lead the overall Centre and who will build new quantum research teams to accelerate the growth of the centre. Overall, this new investment will result in an additional 45 quantum research jobs giving a further boost to Tyndall’s quantum ecosystem that already counts the highest concentration of researchers in Ireland. The announcement was made at an official launch event on 13 May, which saw world leading experts speak to Irish researchers, policy makers and industry leaders...

IBM on track with next-level, 1,121 qubit quantum computer by 2023

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This decade could hold more than a few breakthroughs for IBM, as the company claims to remain on target with plans to release a 1,121-qubit IBM Quantum Condor processor by 2023.  To achieve the long sought after quantum qubit status, IBM is relying on a harmonious ecosystem. For Big Blue, a well-timed intersection of hardware and software efforts brings the roadmap into view. “The key thing that we focused on in the last six months is really an articulation of our roadmaps, so the roadmap around hardware, the roadmap around software, and we’ve also done quite a bit of ecosystem development,” said Jamie Thomas (pictured), general manager of strategy and development of IBM Systems. Thomas spoke with Dave Vallente, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during IBM Think. They discussed the quantum computer,...

Computer science degree concentrations explained

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Computer science is among the most lucrative fields of study today. The average starting salary for a computer science graduate is more than US$68,000. Demand for skilled computer scientists is expected to rise in new and emerging fields including artificial intelligence, data science, cloud computing, and analytics — just to name a few. Having a degree in this field will provide you with a deep understanding of theories and emerging technologies. This knowledge and experience will allow you to develop cutting-edge solutions that address today’s challenges. Here are five concentrations students can choose from when taking on a degree in computer science.   Big Data The era of Big Data has ushered in a host of exciting opportunities for computer scientists. You will study both advanced computational and analytic tools such as data mining,...

Tomorrow’s computer, yesterday | MIT Technology Review

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Quantum computing as we know it got its start 40 years ago this spring at the first Physics of Computation Conference, organized at MIT’s Endicott House by MIT and IBM and attended by nearly 50 researchers from computing and physics—two groups that rarely rubbed shoulders.  Twenty years earlier, in 1961, an IBM researcher named Rolf Landauer had found a fundamental link between the two fields: he proved that every time a computer erases a bit of information, a tiny bit of heat is produced, corresponding to the entropy increase in the system. In 1972 Landauer hired the theoretical computer scientist Charlie Bennett, who showed that the increase in entropy can be avoided by a computer that performs its computations in a reversible manner. Curiously, Ed Fredkin, the MIT professor who cosponsored the Endicott Conference with Landauer, had...

How to prepare your firm for the quantum computer revolution

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• The impact of quantum computing on internet security will be so great we must start planning now. • Its exponentially higher processing power will render widely used cryptography obsolete. • 'Security agility' – crypto agility – is a key concept in being quantum-ready. Strategic thinking has enabled many of mankind’s greatest successes. But when some leaps are just too big for a single bound, or seem too far into the future, strategic acting – incremental, consistent decision-making consistent with a long-term vision – can serve as an enabler for future success. While an operationally viable quantum computer seems beyond the horizon to most, the steps needed to prepare for its inevitability are indeed within sight. We need more advanced planning in cyberspace to prepare for the impact of quantum computing,...