From a technological standpoint, quantum computing has enormous potential in terms of speed and management of data. In fact, quantum calculators are capable of solving complex problems that no classic computer could ever solve in a timely manner, a potentiality known as “quantum supremacy”.
However, despite rather high expectations regarding possible areas of application and new business models that may result from it, full technological maturity is still lightyears away. Overcoming certain challenges linked to the reliability of the components and to the complexity of planning – issues that are to be solved to allow the practical use of quantum calculators – is crucial.
This is the main objective of Spoke 10, which will operate along three lines of inquiry: the first one includes the creation of applications that use quantum calculators as accelerators to solve otherwise unresolvable problems; the second one focuses on the development of hardware and software tools that facilitate the planning of quantum calculators and their operational compatibility with traditional calculators; the objective of the third is planning large and scalable quantum computers.