SEEQC Launches First Quantum Computing System in Italy
- SEEQC demonstrates Italy’s first full-stack quantum computer in its laboratory in Naples.
- The system, SEEQC System Red, is the company’s first-generation reference-class quantum computer and uses the company’s proprietary quantum computing platform that combines firmware, software packages, and a cloud portal.
- Critical Quote: “As Italy’s first quantum computer, SEEQC Red marks an important point in the history of innovation in Italy, and represents an important advance in our mission across the quantum computing industry.” John Levy, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SEEQC
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PERS CONFERENCE – SEEQC, a digital quantum computing company, today launched and demonstrated Italy’s first full-stack quantum computer in its laboratory in Naples. The development of a quantum computer, SEEQC System Red, marks a major technological and innovation milestone for the country and industry.
SEEQC Red is the company’s first-generation reference-class quantum computer and uses the company’s proprietary quantum computing platform that combines firmware, software packages, and a cloud portal. This platform allows users to access a reference system to run any universal application or algorithm.
While other systems focus on the number of qubits, the SEEQC system focuses on quality and speed, which allows software developers to run their algorithms with four times lower error rates than competitors when compared to universal quantum computing systems available in the cloud. SEEQC Red also offers the fastest native two-qubit gateway available on a publicly available quantum cloud service, achieving gate speeds up to 10 times faster than competitors, while offering gateway fidelity that competes with the most advanced systems on a quantum cloud platform available today. . With SEEQC Red, the company has achieved an average 2-qubit gate speed of 39ns and an average gate precision of 98.4%.
The SEEQC Red architecture was built to emulate current generation superconducting quantum computing systems with conventional analog control and readout using room temperature electronics. This will allow the company to conduct direct AB comparisons with quantum computers based on the next-generation digital SFQ chips that will be released in the next 12 months.
“This marks more than a milestone in computing,” said John Levy, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, SEEQC. “As Italy’s first quantum computer, SEEQC Red marks an important point in the history of innovation in Italy, and represents an important advance in our mission across the quantum computing industry. Our teams in Naples and around the world have collaborated on this achievement, a significant milestone in our roadmap for building scalable and energy-efficient quantum computing. Our next step is to move this to commercial use by building a quantum data and testing center in Naples, and we look forward to partnering with federal and regional governments, private investment funds, and our industry partners to help realize this vision.”
Italy Plays Key Role In Its Country’s First Quantum Computer
The Italian government has signaled making quantum computing a priority through research and funding over the next few years. The government has stated it will invest heavily in the category, hoping to establish itself as a leader in this field. At a time when the Italian government is focused on leading in quantum research and investment, SEEQC has positioned itself as the industry leader and inbound resource in the country.
Quantum computing experts at the SEEQC research and development facility in Naples played a key role in building the SEEQC Red system and the SFQ chip. As part of efforts to build Italy’s first full-stack quantum computer, researchers at the SEEQC laboratory and testing facility in Naples developed and quantified the system’s two-qubit gate – an important milestone on the quantum roadmap.
The Naples SEEQC team is also working on designing and testing cutting-edge technology for digital qubit reading, the first on-chip SFQ-based readout. This chip will be used to build the next generation of SEEQC quantum computers, which will provide advantages in read control and speed, increased fidelity, reduced latency, on-chip digitization, and reduced I/O lanes, which together open up scalability towards more qubits. large arrays, and provides the basic infrastructure for real-time quantum error correction.
“This achievement is not only a source of pride for our country, but also demonstrates Italy’s strong commitment to being a leader in the emerging field of quantum computing,” said Marco Arzeo, head of research and lab manager at SEEQC-EU in Naples. “This is the first quantum computer in Italy, and one of only a few computers in Europe. Securing Italy’s position as a leading country in the quantum computing race positions the country to be part of solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity – the promise of quantum computing that SEEQC implemented in Naples.”
The Napoli SEEQC research team responsible for this project includes Federico Vittorio Lupo, Luigi Di Palma, and Ph.D researchers Halima Ahmad Davide Massarotti, Domenico Montemurro. SEEQC is grateful for the support from UNINA professors Giampiero Pepe and Francesco Tafuri.
SEEQC Partnership Delivers Scalable Application Specific Designs
That SEEQC Red’s high performance specification is attracting strong commercial interest from third parties looking to run algorithms on the SEEQC platform. Third-party algorithmic benchmarks are important validations for the usability of quantum computing platforms.
SEEQC is on track to deploy its technology in testing and data centers through public and private partnerships worldwide. SEEQC has forged partnerships with major global industrial companies, including Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, and recently announced its most recent partnership with BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Although SEEQC Red is one of only eight companies to demonstrate systems of its type and caliber in the world, SEEQC’s partnership with HQS Quantum Simulations in Germany has allowed the company, for the first time, to run its algorithms and arrive at useful answers.
Successfully running their algorithm on SEEQC Red demonstrates that the SEEQC platform, at modest scales achievable in the near future, has the potential to provide quantum superiority for commercially useful applications for computational simulation in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
SEEQC Unveils First Full Digital Chip for Full-Stack Quantum Computers
SEEQC Red is one step on the roadmap towards scalable and energy-efficient quantum computing. It was built as a reference system to compare their performance and capabilities recently announced Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) chips.
SEEQC’s suite of high-speed, energy-efficient SFQ digital chips is capable of executing all the core functions of a quantum computer at the same cryogenic temperatures as the system’s superconducting qubits. SEEQC digital chip technology uses energy-efficient superconducting SFQ logic, operating at speeds up to 40 GHz, to implement classical qubit control, reading, multiplexing, and data processing. The chip is fully integrated with qubits – a critical breakthrough in building scalable quantum computers and data centers with error correction. SEEQC’s System-on-a-Chip is the link that ties quantum hardware to quantum algorithms and applications. By integrating critical management functions on a chip, it brings a new level of scale and cost-effectiveness, enabling new functionality for quantum computing.
Taking a giant leap towards scaling, SEEQC’s The SFQ-based quantum computing architecture incorporates digital multiplexing on-chip and integrated with qubits, solving critical input/output problems and helping solve the cost and complexity of cabling quantum computers that typically require 2-4 wires per qubit. Their multiplexing chips can send or receive multiple signals over a signal cable, greatly reducing cost and complexity, especially for large-scale quantum systems such as those designed for data centers. SEEQC successfully tested its digital multiplexing technology that requires one cable to control four RF signals to a qubit, and a version that controls up to 16 RF signals to a qubit with a single cable is currently in development, greatly reducing the operating costs and complexity of quantum computers. The stability offered by all SEEQC digital multiplexing systems means that much higher levels of multiplexing can be achieved easily, further increasing the scalability of our quantum computers.