Fujitsu is Working Toward 1M Qubit Quantum Annealer
A rather comprehensive description of Fujitsu’s quantum annealing systems and aspirations. Granted, it is brought to you by Fujitsu, effectively. The piece provides a backdrop on the quantum annealing aspect of quantum computing. Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit.
Fujitsu Has a 1 Million Qubit Digital Emulated Quantum Annealing System in the Lab and 8192 Qubits Commercially Available
Excerpts and salient points ~
+ David Worral, Head of Quantum Technologies at Cambridge Quantum Computing, indicated that Fujitsu has a 1 million qubit quantum annealing system in a lab at the University of Toronto.
If the 1 million qubit quantum annealing system works then many levels (ECC) of financial and corporate encryption could be cracked within a year.
+ Fujitsu has been a leader in creating lithography machines and supercomputers and FPGAs. Fujitsu chose to leverage this technology and their massive capabilities to develop quantum annealing far beyond the capabilities and scale of D-Wave Systems.
+ Digital Annealer is a new technology that is used to solve large-scale combinatorial optimization problems instantly. Digital Annealer uses a digital circuit design inspired by quantum phenomena and can solve problems which are difficult and time consuming for classical computers.
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