Google and NASA Contracting Bristlecone’s Quantum Computing Services.  Google is in contract with NASA to test for quantum supremacy of its Bristlecone 72-qubit quantum computer.  Due to the quantum computer’s inherent environmental challenges, the NASA team will connect via cloud services for software and quantum circuit development.  The results from the Bristlecone runs will be compared in July of 2019.  The comparison will be to those resulting from the NASA supercomputer, Pleiades.  Pleiades, a classical computer albeit one of the top 25 supercomputers in the world, will simulate the quantum circuits found in Bristlecone.  Ergo, we should be able to discern if Bristlecone, a 72-qubit quantum computer, outperforms Pleiades, a classical supercomputer design.  Reference is MIT Technology Review…