In the past decade, quantum computing generates numerous scientific papers and is poised to reshape computing from concept. Just as conventional computer is composed of logic gates, the basic unit that operates at a quantum system is called quantum-bit or Qubit. Unlike conventional computer that can only work with two preset states, the state of a Qubit can be represented as any superposition of the two logic states before the observation is applied. With this property, quantum computer is considered to be competent to solve sophisticated problems, e.g. molecular level simulation, in an efficient way. In addition, quantum algorithms supported by quantum computer also show a great potential to solve complex optimization problems with a significant speedup compared with classical algorithms.
Goals and Procedure
MUNIQC-SC funded by BMBF is a joint and interdisciplinary project. In general, the demonstrator of a quantum computer based on superconducting circuits is to be built. The work includes the investigations on microwave based multiple Qubits circuits, highly scalable quantum processing units (QPU), novel integration methods for superconducting circuits, and extends to the development of new quantum algorithms and adapted compilers. The associated quantum processor is expected to be able to calculate with up to 100 Qubits.
Innovation and Prospects
The aim of the work is to implement a reliable quantum computer that operates with high reliability, on the other hand, to make the computing power of this computer available to a broad group of users via cloud computing.