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Honeywell says Quantum Computers will Outpace Standard Verification in '18 to 24 Months'


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A Honeywell quantum computing device.

Honeywell expects that within the next 18 to 24 months, conventional computers will no longer be able to replicate the results of a quantum computing application workload.

Credit: Honeywell Quantum Solutions

Honeywell expects that as advances in quantum computing continue to accelerate over the next 18 to 24 months, the ability to replicate the results of a quantum computing application workload using a conventional computing platform simulation will come to an end.

The company's System Model H1 has now quadrupled its performance capabilities to become the first commercial quantum computer to attain a 512 quantum volume. Ascertaining quantum volume requires running a complex set of statistical tests that are influenced by the number of qubits, error rates, connectivity of qubits, and cross-talk between qubits. That approach provides a more accurate assessment of a quantum computer's processing capability that goes beyond simply counting the number of qubits that can be employed.

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