It is no secret Intel is all-in for producing quantum computers. They have the infrastructure to mass produce computer chips. Now, if they could get a quantum chip to fit into this production line what else could there be? Many sizeable – and frigid – challenges remain. However, as Intel’s Director of Quantum Hardware, Jim Clarke, reminds us, the quantum computing system not only requires super-cooling refrigeration, the devices must have circuit boards, RAM, long-term storage, essentially, high-powered computers based-on silicon to interact with the qubit wafer. He goes on to recall the size of the Cray supercomputer a scant 40 years ago. It filled a room; over the past 40 years, systems with similar computing power shrank to fit in our hands. Interesting piece on Intel’s path forward. Read on. 

“Intel Corporation has invented a spin qubit fabrication flow on its 300 mm process technology using isotopically pure wafers like this one.” (Image Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)

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