Changing the Future
Cambridge Quantum Computing
Ilyas Khan, Takis Psarogiannakopoulos
Cambridge Quantum Computing is developing an operating system for a new generation of quantum super computers, using a simulated processor. Traditional computers use bits as their smallest units of data and must have a value of 0 or 1. Quantum computers use qubits, which can have a value of 1, 0 or both simultaneously. This means quantum computers have the potential to solve massive computational problems much more quickly than traditional silicon-based computers. The startup has grown its team from two to 20 over the last two years, and raised its first round of funding (of $50 million) in August 2015. The company is in the process of patenting a unique quantum algorithm that provides a secure currency platform that it claims to be resistant to quantum-based hacking.
Words: Olivia Solon | Editor: Nate Lanxon