Honeywell announced that it has developed a quantum computer that is at least twice as powerful as what has been made so far, and that it will be released within the next three months.
One of the standard numbers when referring to quantum computer processing power is the number of quantum bits. The quantum computer Q, built by IBM in 2017, is known to have five qubits, and the quantum computer Sycamore, announced by Google in 2019, claims to be 53 qubits.
However, it is said that the quantum computer that Honeywell announced the release of has at least a quantum volume QV of 64 or higher. QV is a standard that IBM originally started to use, and quantifies the performance of a quantum computer by synthesizing various indicators such as quantum bits, error rate, quantum bit fidelity and conductivity. In January of this year, IBM announced that its quantum computer had achieved QV32. Honeywell said its quantum computer was at least twice as high, which seems to have been compared to IBM quantum computers.
In addition, Tony Uttley, CEO of Honeywell Quantum Solutions, announced that he will increase the QV by one position each year for the next five years. It can be difficult to simply take this word for itself. However, the performance of both computers must be in the development stage.
In addition, quantum computers developed by Google and IBM both use superconducting qubits that generate quantum bits on a silicon chip cooled near absolute zero. On the other hand, Honeywell is an ion trap quantum bit method that records information using a laser beam on the supplemented ytterbium ions or barium ions. Responding to the question of whether different methods would have different performance standards, Utley expressed the view that it was premature to discuss the effect of method differences on performance.
Honeywell says it will work with Microsoft in the future to allow clients to access its quantum computers through the Azure service. Related information can be found here .