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New quantum computer created at the Riken RQC-Fujitsu Collaboration Center

The new quantum computer consists of 64 qubits and is accompanied by a 40-qubit quantum computer simulator developed by Fujitsu. According to the Japanese company, this combination will create a platform for "hybrid quantum computing."

Quantum computers are extremely powerful machines capable of solving problems far beyond the capabilities of conventional computers. However, they are currently prone to errors arising from a variety of factors.

The hybrid platform is expected to enable easy computational comparisons of noisy medium-scale quantum computers (NISQs) with error-free results obtained from quantum simulators, thus improving research on error-correcting algorithms.

The new 64-bit quantum computer is located at the Riken RQC-Fujitsu Collaboration Center. It utilizes technology from Japan's first quantum computer, which was announced by Riken in March this year.

Fujitsu and Riken intend to develop technologies for a 1,000-qubit superconducting quantum computer, as well as new technology to achieve more precise quantum gate operations.

Yukihiro Okuno, a senior researcher at Fujitsu, said the organization will also continue to develop "innovative materials" using quantum computing.

"We expect that the ultrafast computing power of quantum computers will enable unprecedented high-precision chemical calculations, which will contribute significantly to materials development," Okuno said. "Fujifilm will use the new hybrid quantum computing platform to investigate the impact of noise on current quantum computing results."

Last year, Fujitsu CTO Vivek Mahajan said he believed the quantum revolution was "years, not decades" away. He also said that these machines would be a "game changer" in the future.