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).
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.
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.
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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