H1 Generation quantum processor by Quantinuum has set another breaking record of achieving a five-digit Quantum Volume

H1 Generation Quantum Processor By Quantinuum Has Set Another Breaking Record Of Achieving A Five-Digit Quantum Volume

Quantinuum, the company established from the merging of two leading companies in the quantum industry, Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum, creator of the H1- system hardware that has subsequently benchmarked quantum volumes since 2020, has unveiled that they have another yet, successfully break another record, with its first H1 generation quantum processors’ achieving the quantum volume (QV) of 16,384 (214) and then 32,768. (215).

“Quantum volume is crucial to the ongoing development and research necessary to create the bigger and better quantum computers needed to achieve a quantum advantage. Quantinuum has prioritized increasing its quantum volume since the start, which has not only benefitted its current applications but set itself up to be the benchmark in achieving quantum advantage.”

Paul Smith-Goodson, Analyst, Moor Insights and Strategy

Based on the widely recognized Quantum Volume benchmark, initially designed by IBM to reflect a quantum computer’s overall capabilities, the accomplishments constitute a high-water point for the quantum computing industry.

“This is a remarkable milestone for quantum computing and in line with the technology we have seen from Quantinuum. As evidenced in our research, we have produced groundbreaking algorithms on their quantum computers for the past several years, which has allowed us at JPMorgan Chase to be on the leading edge of quantum computing. We look forward to continuing to make more breakthroughs in quantum computing together.”

Marco Pistoia, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer and Head of Global Technology Applied Research, JPMorgan Chase.

The first System Model H1, the H1-1, debuted in October 2020, with a measured quantum volume of 128. Quantum volume is a metric developed by IBM to analyze the total capability and performance of a quantum computing system, regardless of technology. A series of calculations and sophisticated random circuits are used to calculate the quantum volume, and the results are then analyzed statistically. The System Model H1 doubled its quantum volume performance (a measure of quantum computing capability) and became the first commercial quantum computer to measure 512.

Because of the low error rates, the quantity of qubits, and lengthy circuits, a five-digit Quantum Volume value is very positive for real-time quantum error correction (QEC). QEC is an essential component of large-scale quantum computing, and the sooner it can be investigated on today’s hardware, the sooner it can be shown at scale.

Quantinuum experts gave insights into how the new benchmark’s enhancements lower the time it takes for algorithms to execute, boost the capacity to run quantum error correction codes, and result in better outcomes for scientists and researchers utilizing the H-Series hardware. 

“We are exactly where we expect to be on our roadmap. Our hardware team continues to deliver technical improvements right across the board, and our approach of continuously upgrading our quantum computers means that these are felt immediately by our customers.”

Tony Uttley, President and COO of Quantinuum

This is the eighth time in less than three years that Quantinuum’s H-Series quantum processors, powered by Honeywell, have set an industry benchmark, and it fulfills a public commitment made in March 2020 to increase the performance of the H-Series quantum processors by order of magnitude each year for five years.

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“With the technology improving fast, we do everything we can to help our customers and the community understand how we are achieving such rapid progress. Which is why we have published the data behind the results we announced today. Our goal is to accelerate quantum computing, and that is something we can only achieve as an industry.”

Jenni Strabley, Senior Director of Offering Management at Quantinuum