In October 2019, Google announced that it had achieved ‘quantum supremacy’, a new milestone in the company’s 13-year journey researching quantum technology.
Earlier in January, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One quantum computer, calling it “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system...” Unsurprisingly, IBM refused to accept Google’s self-declared position in the quantum supremacy food chain.
In 2020, more organizations have entered the quantum computing fray. In May, Microsoft unveiled plans to make its Azure public cloud open and to build an open ecosystem for quantum computing developers. It also expects to announce its own quantum supercomputer within five years. Honeywell too recently announced that it has created the world’s fastest quantum computer that’s more powerful than IBM’s and Google’s machines. Honeywell posits that its machine will achieve an insurmountable Quantum Volume within 5 years to attain previously-unimaginable levels of quantum computing capabilities.
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