Quantum Computing: Top 5 Questions Answered

At one time, quantum computing was a theoretical conversation restricted to the halls of academia and the imaginations of science fiction visionaries. As breakthroughs in this emerging technology space accelerate, attention and investment are gaining momentum from commercial, governmental, and industrial sectors. The emerging quantum computing use cases are generating substantial buzz—and q... » read more

How A Fault-Tolerant Quantum Memory Could Be Realized Using Near-Term Quantum Processors With Small Qubit Overhead

A technical paper titled “High-threshold and low-overhead fault-tolerant quantum memory” was published by researchers at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. Abstract: "Quantum error correction becomes a practical possibility only if the physical error rate is below a threshold value that depends on a particular quantum code, syndrome measurement circuit, and a decod... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Nov. 9

Integrated transistor cooling Researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) created a single chip that combines a transistor and microfluidic cooling system for more efficient transistor heat management. The team focused on a co-design approach for the electrical and mechanical aspects of the chip, bringing the electronics and cooling design together and aiming to extract... » read more