Over the next 10 years, Microsoft plans to develop and create a quantum supercomputer
Microsoft has refined its plans to build its quantum computer using topological qubits. The company has been working on this project for several years now. Microsoft has clarified its plans to build its quantum computer using topological qubits. The company has been working on this project for several years and, according to its roadmap, must go through a number of intermediate stages.
However, Microsoft’s vice president of quantum engineering, Krista Svore, said that creating a supercomputer capable of performing a million quantum operations per second would take less than ten years.
The company also reported a significant breakthrough when its researchers found a way to create stable qubits based on Majorana fermions. As a result of this work, an article was published, which marks the completion of the first stage in the creation of a quantum supercomputer. The researchers’ plans include obtaining a system capable of performing a million reliable quantum operations per second with a very low error rate.
Microsoft plans to provide hardware protection for qubits smaller than 10 microns each and continue to develop a mechanism for entangling and controlling them. The company is also helped by the new Azure Quantum Elements platform, which combines high-performance traditional computing, artificial intelligence algorithms and quantum computing. In addition, scientists and students are provided with a supporting tool in the form of Copilot for Azure Quantum, an AI model specifically designed for quantum calculations and simulations.