Authors: Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: September 2019
Length: 2 pages
Recent announcements highlight the growing interest in classical digital computers designed as quantum simulators to support near-term quantum algorithm and applications development. Currently true quantum computers are limited by issues of noisy circuits, limited qubit counts and interconnect schemes, and short circuit depth that can constrain the ability of researchers to develop and verify new quantum algorithms.
This Quick Take looks at the recent announcement by the Department of Energy (DOE) of the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for exascale systems to be installed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in the 2021-2022 time frame. The RFP also says that a third system (different from the ORNL computer) may be installed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) in 2022.
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