Researchers at the University of Waterloo introduced the first benchmarking system for quantum computing.
What is quantum computing?
Quantum computer. It is a computing medium that can solve specific large-scale problems efficiently in comparison to traditional machines.
Quantum computing. It is the study of the non-classical model of computation. Quantum computation could transform the memory into a quantum superposition which is more complicated compared to its classical state.
The idea of quantum computing is entirely new, and the technology is still expanding. Benchmarking computers than can perform quantum calculations aren’t available until recently.
A group of researchers from the University of Waterloo came up with a benchmarking tool for measuring the performance of quantum computers.
The system is called cycle benchmarking. It allows users to assess and compare the full potential of a computer when it comes to quantum computing.
Benchmarking Quantum computers
The discovery made at the University of Waterloo allows experts to establish a standard for performance and scalability for quantum computers.
According to Asst. Professor Joel Wallman of the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics and Institute of Quantum computing:
A consistent method of categorizing and improving quantum systems provides standardization on developing quantum processors. Comparison in architecture allows progress by outperforming competitors.
Cycle benchmarking provides a comparative review for existing quantum computers’ performance. What the system offers is an outlined assessment of each platform available in the market so they can choose what suits them best.
Competition in the quantum computing field is pretty tough, and new platforms come out in the market. An excellent benchmarking system helps users to choose the right platform for them.
Several companies that require large-scale computations are leaning towards quantum computers to do the tedious data processing they need. It means there is a good market for quantum computers in today’s tech era, and competition is inevitable. In fact, this is the prediction several months ago.
We are excited because cycle benchmarking provides a much-needed solution for improving and validating quantum computing solutions in this new era of quantum discovery.
Benchmarking a quantum system show errors in computing. It is an indication of the processor’s execution of tasks and calculations given in the command. Errors found in benchmarks are found to be consistent even at increased sizes.
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