Quantum Technology Insight

Quantum Software Outlook

Quantum Software Outlook 2022

IBM continues to lead the quantum cloud, but faces real competition to service early quantum applications. Building the future of this market still looks like a long game. It may be more important to pick a partner with the right strategy than just to compare today’s product features.

Quantum Algorithms

Quantum Algorithms Outlook 2022

In contrast to the hype, the early applications of quantum computers look modest. But they do exist. The talented teams developing quantum algorithms still have a fight on their hands to bring forward the date of true broad quantum advantage. What might be achieved and when?

Quantum Internet

Quantum Internet Outlook 2022

The world needs better cyber security, more so now than ever because of the current threat posed by future quantum computers. A wealth of new techniques are emerging to meet the diverse needs of users. However, to fully appreciate the emerging competitive dynamics and government actions in this sector, we also have to understand the long-term technological revolution that many believe will one day lead to the creation of the Quantum Internet.

Quantum Hardware

Quantum Hardware Outlook 2022

Big ticket investments have created a growing number of quantum unicorns. Chinese strides with photonic and superconducting qubits have grabbed attention. Trapped ions have shone with demonstrations of logical qubits. But who is winning the race to build a practical quantum computer?

Introduction to Hamiltonian simulation

Introduction to Hamiltonian simulation

Simulating other quantum systems was the founding idea behind quantum computing, and in many eyes is still its number one killer app. Even without the maths, it helps to understand some of the jargon used in this process.

Quantum Unicorn

Quantum Crypto – Trust me, I’ve come to save the world

The cyber world is embattled. Can a new quantum unicorn ride to the rescue? A novel solution is seeking to harness the power of three deep tech disciplines – quantum, crypto and space. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this new approach? The world needs a cyber security reboot The digital world is already…

Quantum value chain

Quantum Value Chain – an overview

Understanding the quantum technology value chain allows us to appreciate the connections underpinning the wider sector. It helps us to assess potential roadblocks to business value. It lets us evaluate business case and startup investments in the context of what share of the prize they can potentially address, and how that may evolve over time.

Quantum Software Stack

Quantum Software Stack – a brief overview

Since the birth of modern computing, progress has been supported by the evolution of an evermore sophisticated layered approach to software. A wide variety of majors and startups are vying to secure their place in the quantum software sector. To understand their plans we have to ask both what is similar and what is different…

Quantum Hardware Stack

Quantum Hardware Platforms – a brief overview

To understand the ambitious roadmaps of quantum hardware players we have to start by understand the contrasting advantages and challenges of each of their technology platforms. As we seek to scale up these solutions, the specific flavour of the technology being employed becomes increasingly important. This overview is taken from a presentation originally delivered at…

Quantum Outlook 2021

Quantum Outlook 2021

2021 will be the first test for hardware players’ newly minted roadmaps. Expectations on when new algorithms and software will be able to exploit these devices to offer genuine quantum advantage differ widely. The long term importance of the Quantum Internet as the end-destination for the sector will continue to grow. The short term importance…