The race for Quantum Superiority is still long, we can still expect many advances.
Honeywell is one of the lesser-known and lesser-known names in quantum computing, but has resonated by making an eloquent statement: they will build the most powerful quantum computer in history. The company just announced its latest project called Model H1. The machine uses ionic control technology, the system power up to 10 qubits allows the quantum mass (QV) * to reach 128.
So the QV of the H1 model is larger than similar systems from IBM, but nowhere near what IonQ claims to do – a 4,000,000 QV, 32-qubit quantum computer.
* Quantum volume – quantum volume (QV) is a unit of measurement that indicates the total computing power of a quantum computer, regardless of the technology behind the system.
Large enterprises can leverage the computing power of H1 through the Azure Quantum cloud ecosystem powered by Microsoft. Today, Honeywell says it has partnered with Zapata Computing and Cambridge Quantum Computing to push the quantum computing project further.
Honeywell says it is testing a control system that will give them the ability to build an advanced ion trap, in addition to a uniform qubit shape that makes it easier for the system to correct errors.
In addition to assembling the next generation of quantum computers, the company announced a roadmap for the development of quantum technology for the next 10 years. They will gradually increase the power of quantum computers from 10 to 40 qubits, and then they will build error-free systems on a large scale.
“Honeywell’s aggressive growth plans reflect our commitment to bring the quantum systems industry to a commercial scale. Our subscription-to-use model will allow large enterprise customers to use the most advanced systems available to us, ”said Tony Uttley, president of Honeywell Quantum Solutions.
“Honeywell’s unique approach to problem solving allows us to systematically and continuously upgrade the H1 generations with qubit counting, increased reliability and customizations just for us.