On cloud-based quantum computing

On cloud-based quantum computing

Cloud-based quantum computing is the invocation of quantum emulators, simulators or processors through the cloud. Increasingly, cloud services are being looked on as the method for providing access to quantum processing. Cloud-based quantum computing can be used in several contexts, such as: Teaching: teachers can use cloud-based quantum computing to help their students better understand[…]

On photonic quantum computing

On photonic quantum computing

The worldwide quest to build practical quantum computers is undergoing a critical period. Fault-tolerant quantum computers will soon provide significant computational speedups for problems like factoring, search, or linear algebra, etc. During the next few years, a number of different quantum devices will become available to the public.  Over the past decade, a wide variety[…]

On topological quantum computers

On topological quantum computers

We have been talking about quantum computing for a few weeks now. We have talked about its theoretical principles (quantum entanglement, no-cloning theorem, …) and its applications, especially in the contexts of cryptography and complexity. Yet, we haven’t talk much about practicalities. The outstanding problem with entangled superpositions of spinning electrons, polarized photons or most[…]