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2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting

2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting1-2 May 2019 | Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Join us in Gaithersburg at the 2019 IEEE Quantum Meeting where we will explore the latest advancements in Quantum technologies.

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2018 IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper

IEEE Quantum Computing Summit White Paper
IEEE Future Directions - August 2018

The IEEE Future Directions Committee has a long history of working with industry, academia and national laboratories to use its role as an impartial player to catalyze the development of important new technologies. The Committee brings together stakeholders for meetings in new areas of interest to the IEEE to determine where the Institute might make a contribution. Once the meeting has concluded, the Committee uses a summit output whitepaper to help it decide what technologies to incubate.

This whitepaper is the output of an IEEE Future Directions Quantum Computing Summit (QCS), held in Atlanta, GA, USA in August 2018. It was attended by 40 major players in quantum sciences from both the public and private sectors.

The summit chairs are Travis Humble and Erik DeBenedictis.

Download the white paper (PDF, 205 KB)


Metrics and Benchmarks for Quantum Computing Devices and Systems

An IEEE Framework for Metrics and Benchmarks of Quantum Computing

Recent experimental demonstrations of quantum computing have passed significant milestones in the design, fabrication, and operation of small-scale quantum computing devices. These advances underscore the need to track technical progress in this field and to forecast future developments in quantum engineering research. Such insights are necessary to guide the decisions of policy makers and technology stakeholders as well to monitor the overall growth of the quantum research community.

The IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative is requesting comments on the document “An IEEE Framework for Metrics and Benchmarks of Quantum Computing,” Version 0.2. The purpose of the document is to outline a framework by which the continuing progress in quantum engineering can be monitored by the broader quantum computing community. Comments on the proposed scope, structure, and implementation of the framework from all parts of the quantum computing community are welcome.

Download the published document: An IEEE Framework for Metrics and Benchmarks of Quantum Computing (PDF, 116 KB)

Brief written comments may be submitted online in PDF format using the EasyChair submission system until 31 January 2019. Submissions to the RFC may be made at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeemabqcv2


News Articles

An Optimist’s View of the 4 Challenges to Quantum Computing
IEEE Spectrum - March 2019

The technical challenges are very difficult, but the promise is too great to quit so early in the quantum computing marathon, writes Intel's Jim Clarke

Intel's Jim Clarke shares four key challenges that could keep quantum computing from becoming a reality, but if solved, could create a commercially relevant quantum computer in 10-12 years.

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Google Builds Circuit to Solve One of Quantum Computing’s Biggest Problems
IEEE Spectrum - March 2019

An ultra-low power cryogenic IC would help quantum computers scale up

"One of the big limiters to today’s quantum computing systems is that while their superconducting qubits live in a cryogenic enclosure at less than 1 kelvin, all the control and readout circuits must be at room temperature. For today’s sub-100-qubit systems, there’s enough space for specialized RF cabling to come in and out of the enclosure. But to scale up to the million-qubit systems needed to do really cool stuff, there just won’t be enough room."

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One Step Closer to Reducing Quantum Computing’s Notoriously Troublesome Errors
IEEE Spectrum - March 2019

While still far from enabling practical quantum computing, new research demonstrates an impressive reduction in error rates for a simple 2-qubit system

"Most of the popular coverage of quantum computing gives the impression that this technology is poised for an imminent breakthrough, one that will revolutionize the world of computing. Of course, reality is far less dramatic."

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Intel Labs Director Talks Quantum, Probabilistic, and Neuromorphic Computing
IEEE Spectrum - March 2019

Rich Uhlig, who took over Intel Labs late last year, discusses Intel's vision for the future of computing

"Intel has done pretty well for itself by consistently figuring out ways of making CPUs faster and more efficient. But with the end of Moore's Law lurking on the horizon, Intel has been exploring ways of extending computing with innovative new architectures at Intel Labs."

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