- Microsoft is ready to go from scalable quantum computing hardware and software research to engineering.
- The company is assembling an all-stars team of leaders in the emerging quantum computing sector, with an eye on cloud applications.
- According to Bill Gates, within 6-10 years cloud computing will offer super-computation by using quantum.
Quantum computers, which process information encoded in quantum bits - qubits - that can be in a quantum superposition of zero and one states, could process information much faster than today's computers by exploiting subtle quantum phenomena such as quantum entanglement. Here's why Microsoft stock may make a quantum jump in the long term due to its big bet on scalable quantum computers.
The theoretical peak performance of quantum computers increases very fast with the number of qubits - which justifies the interest of
"I think we’re at an inflection point in which we are ready to go from research to engineering," said Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl, corporate VP of Microsoft’s quantum program. Holmdahl, who previously played a key role in the development of the Xbox, Kinect and HoloLens, will lead the scientific and...