Zapata And L3Harris led a team that received $7.3 million from the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) to develop benchmarks to enable measurements of quantum computer progress to solve a specific set of challenges. Other team members include BBVA Corporation, BP, Copernic Catalysts, Mitsubishi Chemical and the University of Toronto. The 30 scenarios they have devised cover real-world problems involving new materials, fluid dynamics simulations, real-time machine learning, and optimization of engineering designs that can be applied to a wide variety of industries including defence, chemistry, finance, machine learning, and others. This scenario will allow researchers to compare and contrast how different quantum processors are making progress in solving these real-world problems. A press release provided by Zapata with additional information about the program is available Here.
May 11, 2023