Honeywell the industrial giant has created a quantum computer with a quantum volume of 64 which is twice as powerful as the next most powerful quantum computer.
The Honeywell team of scientists, engineers and technicians, have built what is currently the highest performing quantum computer available anywhere on the planet.
With a quantum volume of 64, the Honeywell quantum computer is twice as powerful as the next most powerful machine. The volume is 64 but that is not the number of qubits. Instead a new metric pioneered by IBM (Quantum Volume) is used to measure the computing power of the device.
It is not just the number of qubits that go into the quantum volume metric. There are three main components: number of qubits, error rates, connectivity of qubits. Unlike the volume of a shape, Quantum Volume measures are not computed by simple algorithm, but require a complicated set of statistical tests.