Accelerating quantum computer developments
Orange Quantum Systems, Delft, The Netherlands
2 Qu&Co BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 Qblox, Delft, The Netherlands
4 QuantWare, Delft, The Netherlands
Accepted: 15 June 2021
Published online: 8 July 2021
Product development: Given the recent breakthroughs in quantum technology development in R& D labs all over the world, the perspective of high-tech companies has changed. Product development is initiated next to the existing research and technology development activities.
Quantum computer product roadmap: Considering the quantum computer as a product requires standardization and integration of all its building blocks and a mature supply chain that can provide high-quality components and can ensure security of supply. The product development approach puts focus on functionality and performance requirements of the product and uses state-of-the-art technology to build the product. Based on the expected requirements of future products it is possible to outline a product development roadmap.
Quantum computer product roadmap: It is expected that a fully functional quantum computer will be available within a decade from now, and will be used by the High Performance Computing (HPC) market, where it will replace (part of) the supercomputers that are currently used for complex calculations and data management. In the short term, a partly functional quantum computer will be available and of interest to the R&D market, which has a need for such a product to expedite their quantum technology developments.
ImpaQT project: In this paper, we present the product development approach and roadmap for quantum computers, based on superconducting circuits as an example. A group of companies in the Dutch quantum ecosystem (Quantum Delta) have joined forces and have started the ImpaQT project. The companies of the ImpaQT consortium form a local supply chain for key components of quantum computers.
ImpaQT project: This paper shows that quantum community has reached the next level of maturity and that the quantum computer as a commercial product looks set to become a reality.
Key words: Quantum technology / Quantum computer / Systems engineering / Supply-chain / Product development / Product roadmap
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