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" In this emerging field, science and engineering
come together, " says David Awschalom, Liew
Family Professor in Spintronics and Quantum
Information at the University of Chicago, a senior
scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, and
Director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange. " You
need to work with companies because some of
the most advanced engineering is happening
in the industrial world. " There's also a nascent
quantum computing market, with more than
100 companies doing business. Consulting firm
McKinsey & Company
estimates that
about onethird
of
these
companies are focused on developing hardware,
using a number of different approaches to
designing quantum computers. About half of the
companies are pure software developers. Many
of these companies, mostly start-ups, provide
a bridge between hardware manufacturers and
end users by translating conventional computing
challenges into quantum algorithms and by
developing hybrid architectures that combine
conventional binary computers with
quantum computers.
As for the end users of the emerging quantum
computing market, the number of these early
adopters is growing rapidly. In a survey last year
by IDC of 520 IT and business users worldwide,
about 75% of respondents reported their
organizations were very interested in
quantum computing.
52% of the
organizations
surveyed had plans to
begin experimenting
with quantum
computing technology
in the next 18-24
months and about 10%
indicated that their
quantum computing
technologies are
already in the
process of being
operationalized.
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Why are companies making investments even
though they may not see a return on those
investments for years? " Quite a few [of those
surveyed] said in follow-up interviews that
they'd run out of capabilities with their highperformance
computing environment, " says Peter
Rutten, Research Director at IDC's Infrastructure
Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group.
" They said, 'We can't solve these problems with
the HPC infrastructure that we have today.' "
What are early
examples of quantum
computing's potential
benefits?
Honeywell's Uttley sees three distinct eras in the
evolution of quantum computing. Today, he says,
we are in the first of those stages, the emergent
era, when " you can start to prove what kind of
things work, what kind of algorithms show the
most promise. "
You might also call this the hybrid period. By
most accounts, we're at least five years away
from a commercially-viable quantum computer.
But early-stage quantum computers can be

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