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Honeywell Says It's Got the Fastest Quantum Computer on the Planet


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An ion chamber houses the brains of a Honeywell quantum computer.

Honeywell said it boosted the performance of its quantum computer enough to best that of IBM's by one closely watched measure.

Credit: Honeywell

Honeywell is the quantum computing champ.

On Thursday, Honeywell said it boosted the performance of its quantum computer enough to best that of IBM's by one closely watched measure. The achievement gives Honeywell's machine the title of world's fastest quantum computer, at least for the time being. 

The feat fulfills a promise Honeywell made in March and is a milestone in the company's ambitious effort to increase its quantum computing power by a factor of 10 each year for the next five years.

Honeywell's quantum computer, dubbed H0, scored 64 on a measure known as quantum volume. That test gauges both the total count of a machine's qubits -- the fundamental elements that process data in a quantum computer -- and how well the machine uses those qubits. The result bested the 32 IBM's Raleigh machine scored in January.

 

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