MoD acquires UK government's first quantum computer

Tom Allen
clock • 1 min read
Orca Computing's quantum computer can operate at room temperature, unlike its peers that need freezing temperatures to keep their qubits cool
Image:

Orca Computing's quantum computer can operate at room temperature, unlike its peers that need freezing temperatures to keep their qubits cool

The Ministry of Defence is working with British company Orca Computing to use a quantum computer that can operate at room temperatures.

The MoD will work with Orca to explore applications for quantum computing in the defence space. Quantum computers are capable of solving complex calculations much faster than traditional silicon...

To continue reading this article...

Join Computing

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, analysis and opinion from the technology industry
  • Receive important and breaking news in our daily newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes
  • Join live member only interviews with IT leaders at the ‘IT Lounge’; your chance to ask your burning tech questions and have them answered
  • Access to the Computing Delta hub providing market intelligence and research
  • Receive our members-only newsletter with exclusive opinion pieces from senior IT Leaders

Join now

 

Already a Computing member?

Login

More on Business Software

ERP and the slow road to the cloud

ERP and the slow road to the cloud

Unit4, like all ERP vendors, would love its customers to move to the cloud, but what can it offer to tempt them to make the switch?

John Leonard
clock 22 June 2022 • 8 min read
Interview: Edgeverve, AI & Machine Learning Awards winner

Interview: Edgeverve, AI & Machine Learning Awards winner

"We stand for a few different things compared to other technology vendors"

Computing Staff
clock 22 June 2022 • 2 min read
Microsoft resolves service outage affecting Teams and Exchange Online

Microsoft resolves service outage affecting Teams and Exchange Online

Several Microsoft 365 services were down for hours

clock 22 June 2022 • 3 min read