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A Quantum Computer is a processor whose function is based on the laws of quantum mechanics. This rapidly evolving technology will provide faster computing solutions to problems that only supercomputers can currently solve – or are considered unsolvable at the current state of the art.
Quantum mechanics is the basis of Quantum Computing and refers to the scientific laws that affect the smallest dimension of nature: molecules, atoms and subatomic particles. At this level new physical phenomena like superposition and entanglement arise and can be used for computing.
Qubit is the short form for Quantum bit. As the basis of Quantum Computing, Qubits can – in contrast to bits, which can only be represented by a zero or a one – be a zero, a one or both at the same time and form a so-called superposition.
Today, standard computers process information in bits, whereas quantum computers use Qubits and thus use the concept of superposition. This can lead to extremely fast processing so that calculations that are not possible with conventional computers become reality.
Quantum computing and
quantum computers probably represent the only practical, near-term solution to solving otherwise unsolvable problems, thanks to unprecedented computing power, speed, and memory capacity.
In a world of 0s and 1s, Quantum Computing truly is a quantum leap. Today, technology is becoming increasingly mature and the prospect of Quantum Computing being at the full disposal of businesses, so-called quantum supremacy seems to be getting closer. Read our sponsored content on
MIT Technology Review and discover how this technology is about to revolutionize various industries.
A case study about the number partitioning problem
In this research article, we investigate the capabilities of a hybrid quantum-classical procedure to explore the solution space using the D-Wave 2000QTM quantum annealer device.
Quantum Computing state of the art and potential of the technology webinar was organized by Reply’s international community of Quantum Computing experts.
The Quantum Computing for Business Applications event is the opportunity to investigate, in an interdisciplinary manner, how recent progress in Quantum Computing is already finding concrete application in more than one business area.
The event is organised by D-Wave. Reply will co-host the event.
Data Reply, specialising in Big Data, Machine Learning and AI, will be at the
D-Wave Europe “Qubits” User Conference, from 25 to 27 March 2019. The aim of the conference is to share knowledge regarding the applications developed and used by D-Wave users in Europe.
Poster presentation by Reply at this conference being held at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris.
Capacity and computing speeds that are not available from traditional systems.
Even the most powerful computers have to work at the limits of their capacity to provide the computational performance required for machine learning and combinatorial optimisation. THIS IS WHY WE NEED QUANTUM!
Analysing how complex materials behave in industrial and transportation contexts represents a difficult challenge for traditional computing systems. THIS IS WHY WE NEED QUANTUM!
The massive number of potential combinations involved in molecule design cannot be calculated using traditional computing technologies. THIS IS WHY WE NEED QUANTUM!
IT security can be guaranteed with the aid of quantum technologies such as quantum key distribution. THIS IS WHY WE NEED QUANTUM!