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- Australian startup Quantum Brilliance has developed the first diamond-based quantum accelerator that can work at room temperature.
- The quantum accelerator, when combined with supercomputers, would transform the fields of scientific research and expertise.
- The Company aims to make quantum computing a technology that can be implemented across hospitals, mines, and data centres.
Quantum computing startup Quantum Brilliance has developed the first quantum accelerator that can work at room temperature. The diamond-based quantum accelerators need not be stored at extremely low temperatures or use a complex laser system to safeguard their reliability.
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With this achievement, Quantum Brilliance has become one of the few companies that could deliver market-ready quantum computing system to operate on-site.
The Company uses synthetic diamonds for building quantum accelerators, which would transform the fields of scientific research and expertise when combined with supercomputers.
Installation of Quantum Accelerator at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre
On 23 March 2021, Pawsey announced that Quantum Brilliance’s quantum accelerator would be installed at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth. With the installation, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre would become one of the first supercomputing centres in the world to host a universal quantum computer on-site.
Quantum Brilliance and Pawsey would also work together with researchers and industry leaders to build leading-edge quantum applications in defence, machine learning, aerospace, logistics, quantum research, and quantum finance. The collaboration would be a part of the Quantum Pioneer Program of Pawsey Supercomputing Centre.
The commercial room-temperature diamond quantum accelerator is currently being developed in Canberra on campus at the Australian National University. The accelerator development has received support from the Australian National University and the Australian Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grant.
Quantum Brilliance and Pawsey technicians are on the verge of completing the quantum accelerator’s configuration. The installation at the centre would likely take place in June 2021.
The constant growth of Australia’s growing diversity in quantum computing has brought the country a step nearer in the direction of the nucleation of a National Quantum Computing Facility. For information, nucleation of a National Quantum Computing Facility was one of the recommendations provided by CSIRO in its 2020 Quantum Technology Roadmap.
Quantum Brilliance’s Vision
Compared to the big tech giants like Google and IBM, Quantum Brilliance has the vision to make quantum computing a technology that can be implemented in hospitals, data centres, space, mines, space, as well as laptops.