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Quantum Computing: A New Paradigm Nears the Horizon

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Quantum Computing: A New Paradigm Nears the Horizon
Published: August 25, 2020 Content info: 63 Pages

This study looks into the present perspective of quantum computing and its present state of development, as well as its future outlook.

The study proposes an accessible description of the new computing paradigm brought by quantum technology and presents the potential applications and benefits that the new approach would bring. It also focuses on the potential consequences for cybersecurity and telecommunications.

Alongside the perspective it offers on the current quantum computing ecosystem, the study outlines a vision of the current state of development of the technology. This includes an analysis of the positioning of key players (IBM, Microsoft, D-Wave) and of the investment programmes of some 12 key nations including USA, China, parts of the EU, Russia, Japan and South Korea.)

Finally the study analyses the likely development of the technology and its foreseeable impacts.

Table of Contents
Product Code: M20620MRA

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

2. Quantum Technology Definitions

  • 2.1. Quantum computing glossary
  • 2.2. Quantum properties and principles for a quantum computer

3. Quantum Computing Technologies

  • 3.1. Scope of the study
  • 3.2. The two main approaches to quantum computing
  • 3.3. Analog-quantum computing (AQC)
  • 3.4. Gate-based quantum computing
  • 3.5. Qubit: state of the art

4. State of Play of Quantum Technology

  • 4.1. Quantum computing foreseen benefits
  • 4.2. Quantum foreseen limitations
  • 4.3. The quantum computing race
  • 4.4. How to compare performance in quantum computing ?
  • 4.5. Milestones and limitations for quantum computing
  • 4.6. Quantum supremacy: another milestone reached in 2019 ?

5. Quantum Technology Applications

  • 5.1. Quantum computing potential applications
  • 5.2. Most important QC potential applications
  • 5.3. Quantum computing: potential applications
  • 5.4. Focus: Quantum computing impact on cryptography
  • 5.5. Solution to build a post-quantum secure system

6. Key Players and Initiatives

  • 6.1. Private Player Profiles
    • IBM
    • Google
    • Microsoft
    • D-Wave
    • Other large tech firms - Familiar traditional computing increasingly getting involved
    • Cloud players also highly active
    • Hundreds of quantum computing start-ups
    • What about telcos?
  • 6.2. Public Initiatives
    • National programmes in quantum technologies
    • nvestment in Quantum technology

7. Analysis and Perspectives

  • 7.1. Technology Perspective: Common misconceptions on quantum computing
  • 7.2. Ecosystems analysis
  • 7.3. Cybersecurity perspective
  • 7.4. Perspectives of development
  • 7.5. Vision of future development

List of tables and figures

3. Quantum Computing Technologies

  • Comparison between analog and digital quantum computing
  • Functioning of an analog-quantum computer
  • Scheme: Simplified functioning of a quantum algorithm: Grover's research
  • List of qubits technology currently developed in the world

4. State of Play of Quantum Technology

  • Main quantum algorithms discovered
  • Number of qubits achieved since 1998
  • Main quantum calculators as of June, 2020

5. Quantum Technology Applications

  • Quantum computing: main threats

6. Key Players and Initiatives

  • Private ecosystem investing in quantum computing
  • Public funding for quantum computing and related technologies
  • IBM cryostat wired for a 50-qubit system
  • IBM Q Network Partner
  • A dilution refrigerator houses the Sycamore chip used to demonstrate the quantum supremacy experiment
  • Microsoft Azure Quantum full-stack ecosystem
  • D-Wave 2000Q quantum annealer
  • Patent applications per quantum technologies in 2015"
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