An Optimist’s View of the 4 Challenges to Quantum Computing
In this IEEE Spectrum guest post, Jim Clarke, director of quantum hardware at Intel, shares four key technical challenges that are very difficult, but if solved, could create a commercially relevant quantum computer in 10-12 years.
Public-key cryptography is indispensable for the security of open computer networks, particularly the Internet. Because of public-key cryptography’s relevance and quantum computers’ increasingly realistic threat to this technology, it’s necessary to come up with practical and secure postquantum cryptography—that is, public-key cryptography that can be expected to resist quantum computer attacks.
Discussion: Workshop on Benchmarking Quantum Computational Devices and Systems
Travis Humble, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, leads a group discussion with Quantum workshop attendees based on the following three questions: What can we learn from conventional methods? What are low-level topics and concerns for these devices? What are high-level topics and concerns for metrics and benchmarks of quantum computing?