The future of information technology is here, and it’s quantum computing. By leveraging the power of quantum mechanics, quantum computers can solve problems that even the most powerful supercomputers can’t. But to do that, quantum computers need to have millions of qubits – and right now, they’re stuck at the 100-qubit scale.
Until now. Researchers from the University of Sussex and Universal Quantum have designed a groundbreaking new way to connect quantum microchips that can move qubits with a 99.999993 percent success rate and a speed of 2,424 per second. This is an order of magnitude faster than the current approach, and much more reliable.
The new microchip has electrodes placed at its edge that are so precise they can control a single atom. This allows the microchips to be connected in an almost jigsaw-like fashion – and the more microchips you connect, the more qubits you can move. This revolutionary approach could lead to quantum computers that can solve problems that are currently unsolvable.
The teams’ findings, published in Nature Communications, demonstrate the potential of quantum computing. With this new approach, quantum computers could become powerful enough to revolutionize information technology. And the best part? The fidelity and speed of this new approach are already good enough to be implemented right now.
It’s time to get excited about the future of quantum computing – because it’s here.