IonQ (NYSE: IONQ), a world-leading quantum invention company known for its trapped-ion quantum computer, together with the Duke Quantum Center (DQC) at Duke University has announced their latest invention on the new method of performing the N-qubit Toffoli gate, a quantum gate that will accelerate a number of fundamental algorithms which can only be run through IonQ’s quantum computing operating system.
The new quantum gate uses the multi-qubit communication bus, which is only available on IonQ and DQC quantum computers, to operate on a large number of connected qubits at once. The development of the novel quantum computing technology has the potential to speed several quantum computing techniques and help scale quantum algorithms.
The N-qubit Toffoli gate flips a single qubit if and only if all the other qubits are in the same state. Unlike ordinary two-qubit quantum computing gates, works on a large number of qubits at once, making operations more efficient. Usually, the gate is considered a natural feature.
IonQ’s research activities and scale-up plans have been the subject of a succession of announcements. As a result, IonQ stated the use of barium ions as qubits in their system, which is assumed to enable a sophisticated quantum computing design.
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