Articles on Quantum Computing

Honeywell creates the worlds most powerful Quantum Computer

June 19, 2020

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.

What makes our quantum computers so powerful is having the highest quality qubits, with the lowest error rates.  This is a combination of using identical, fully connected qubits and precision control

Tony Uttley, president of Honeywell Quantum Solutions

Quantum Volume?

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.

Honeywell have employed their skill in control systems to create a Quantum Computer with a Quantum Volume of 64: The most powerful machine created to-date.