AQT, an Austrian quantum computing start-up, has now achieved a new record in terms of quantum volume in Europe: a quantum volume of 128. This number is the highest number achieved in any European device.
This achievement comes on top of previous internationally recognised demonstrations employing AQT solutions, such as the University of Innsbruck using an AQT setup to realize the world-record on the largest number of qubits entangled, or the demonstration of fault-tolerant error correction.
The world’s leading 19-inch rack-mounted quantum computer
The PINE system has been designed by AQT, and a first prototype was validated in the European Quantum Technology Flagship www.qt.eu activity AQTION www.aqtion.eu at the University of Innsbruck, with significant support by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG). All components of the AQT quantum computer are engineered to fit within two 19-inch rack cabinets, compatible to existing HPC infrastructure and data centre installations. The system operates in a room temperature environment, and requires less than 2kW of power – which is about the consumption of an electric kettle.
Solve complex problems with quantum
Supported by the European Innovation Council, AQT will make this system available via the cloud to European and international researchers, public bodies, and industries. Selected partners have already used the system, implemented their ideas, and are now exploring novel applications on these Austrian quantum devices. Dr. Juris Ulmanis, leading the research activities at AQT, explains that “AQT solutions have been used as a testbed to investigate quantum benefits in the fields of chemistry, portfolio optimisation, risk analysis, quantum security and decryption.” Upcoming improvements and cloud accessibility will help to realize novel solutions in Europe.
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