Honeywell Just Released Details About How Its Quantum Computer Works

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Engineering giant Honeywell burst into the quantum computing race out of left field last year. Now the company has provided the first concrete details of how its device works in a peer-reviewed journal. Unlike its main rivals Google and IBM, who rely on superconducting qubits, Honeywell is using trapped ions to power its device. The technology has a long pedigree—most of the earliest quantum computing experiments relied on this approach—but difficulties in scaling devices beyond a few qubits saw it eclipsed by alternatives. The technique relies on encoding information in the quantum states of charged particles called ions, which are suspended in a vacuum using electromagnetic fields. These qubits have a number of advantages over their superconducting cousins: they maintain their quantum states far longer, they’re less error-prone, and they...

LG Electronics works with Dutch firm to develop quantum computing technology for multiphysics simulation

LG Electronics works with Dutch firm to develop quantum computing
[Courtesty of LG Electronics] SEOUL -- Dutch quantum-computational software developer Qu&Co tied up with LG Electronics to develop quantum computing technology for multiphysics simulation. They will launch a three-year joint study and use research achievements to solve the problem of multiphysics.Multiphysics is the coupled processes or systems involving more than one simultaneously occurring physical field and the studies of and knowledge about these processes and systems. Multiphysics simulations are used to analyze and validate them.LG Electronics said the joint study would increase the competitiveness of future technologies by utilizing quantum computing that uses quantum bits or qubits, based on the principles of quantum theory, which explains the nature and behavior of energy and matter on the quantum level. Theoretically, a...

Edge computing: How it works

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Edge computing, a technology approach that enables data to be processed and analyzed closer to its source, is poised for growth. Analysts at Grand View Research analysts have predicted that the market for such solutions will grow from $3.5 billion to $43.4 billion by 2027. Some enterprises are adopting edge capabilities to complement existing hybrid cloud strategies and better manage today’s ever-increasing volume of data, says David Williams, managing principal at digital consultancy AHEAD. For those not yet experimenting with edge approaches, it may be helpful to understand how edge computing works. Also, for IT business leaders who need to explain how it works to non-technical audiences, we’ve gathered some language and examples to use. Let’s dig in. [ Get a shareable primer: How to explain edge computing in plain...