Xanadu has created Borealis, a programmable photon quantum computer with 216 qubits in the compressed state, which surpasses the best classical supercomputers for a specific task, and is available to people around the world through Xanadu Cloud and Amazon Braket.
TORONTO, June 1, 2022 / CNW / – Xanadu has demonstrated a quantum computing advantage with Borealis, their latest photonic quantum computer. It is the first photonic quantum computer to offer full programmability of all its gateways to demonstrate quantum computing advantage, and the first time a machine capable of quantum advantage has been made available to the public in the cloud. This success, published in Natureis a major milestone on the road to building a large, fault-tolerant quantum computer and a key step in Xanadu’s mission to build quantum computers that are useful and accessible to people around the world.
Quantum computational advantage is achieved when a quantum computer surpasses the fastest supercomputers in the world with the most well-known algorithms in a well-defined task. Borealis synthesizes a quantum state of 216 compressed qubits, entangled in three dimensions according to a user-specified program. From this state, it then generates samples at speeds beyond the capabilities of any existing classical supercomputer. Using direct simulation, the world’s fastest supercomputer would take approximately 9,000 years to create a single such sample, compared to 36 microseconds for Borealis. This advantage of running is more than 50 million times greater than in previous photonic demonstrations.
“We are thrilled to have publicly deployed a quantum computing advantage in the cloud for users around the world for the first time,” said Christian Weedbrook, Xanadu’s founder and CEO. “This is another big milestone for quantum computing. And it shows the exceptional talent we have here in Xanadu, as well as the ability of photonic quantum computers to scale.”
This demonstration represents the first time that a quantum computing advantage has been achieved Canadaand also for the first time anywhere starting a company. In addition, several technologies developed for this machine address key challenges in developing fault-tolerant quantum computers. Such computers have the potential to unlock computing power, which solves a number of unsolvable problems in areas as diverse as next-generation battery development, drug discovery, finance and logistics.
Borealis is accessible to anyone who has an internet connection Xanadu Cloudand will also be available through Amazon Braket, AWS ‘fully managed quantum computing service.
“With Borealis at Amazon Braket, for the first time, any researcher or developer will be able to verify quantum advantage claims and evaluate how photonic quantum computing can ultimately expand their choice of computing technologies and enable them to innovate faster,” he said. Richard Moldsgenerální ředitel Amazon Braket at AWS.
The Xanadu team continues to focus on another monumental hurdle in quantum computing – achieving fault-tolerant quantum computing and developing industry-relevant applications. Customers have access to Borealis’ s Xanadu Cloud today or soon via Amazon Braket.
About Xanadu: Xanadu is a Canadian quantum technology company whose mission is to create quantum computers that are useful and accessible to people around the world. Founded in 2016, Xanadu has become one of the world’s leading quantum hardware and software companies. The company also leads the development of PennyLane, an open-source software library for quantum computing and application development. Visit www.xanadu.ai or follow us on Twitter @XanaduAI.
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