Rigetti Computing has recently announced the launch of the world’s first multi-chip quantum processor. This milestone for the company – and for quantum computing – accelerates the path to commercialization. It allows for a “fundamentally new approach to scaling quantum computers,” says Chad Rigetti, founder and CEO of Rigetti Computing.
The processor itself has a proprietary modular architecture and Rigetti claims that this helps solve the scaling challenges toward fault-tolerant quantum computers.
Scaling quantum computers is one of the main problems when it comes to realizing a commercial quantum computers, and is an inherent problem to this type of hardware. As chips increase in size, there is a higher likelihood of failure and thus a lower manufacturing yield, making it increasingly difficult to produce high-quality devices.
Attesting to this scalability, the company plans to make an 80-qubit system later this year, accessible through their Quantum Cloud Services platform.
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