The Quantum Volume Test is an internationally applied benchmark that assesses and describes the computational power of a quantum computer with a single number. The higher the number, the more powerful the computer. The number is sensitive to the size of the quantum register, the quality of the control, and the versatility of controlling quantum information in different locations of the quantum memory. Although there are many more possible benchmarks available that may test individual components, the Quantum Volume Test is one of the simplest and most commonly used benchmarks that provides a holistic statement of the overall capabilities of a quantum system.
The PINE system has been designed by AQT, and a first prototype was validated in European Quantum Technology Flagship activity AQTION at the University of Innsbruck. As of today, the AQT PINE system holds a record quantum volume of 128 within Europe. This achievement is perfectly aligned with the targets set in the European Quantum Technology roadmap demonstrating strength of Austrian and European deep-tech development.
Supported by the European Innovation Council, AQT will make this system available via the cloud to European and international researchers soon.