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Intel Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Accelerate Quantum Computing Research

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What's New: This week, the U.S. Senate is reviewing its version
of the National
Quantum Initiative Act (S. 3143)
, a bipartisan bill to create a
10-year coordinated federal program to accelerate quantum research and
development for the economic and national security of the United States.
The bill aims to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum information science
by supporting research and development, improving interagency planning
and coordination, promoting public-private partnerships, and promoting
the development of international standards.

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Intel's director of quantum hardware, Jim Clarke, holds a 17-qubit superconducting test chip. (Credi ...

Intel's director of quantum hardware, Jim Clarke, holds a 17-qubit superconducting test chip. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

"When it comes to quantum computing research, we're at mile one of a
marathon. The U.S. has long been at the cutting edge of technology; a
fact that has propelled our progress for decades. As nations around the
world race to lead in quantum information science, the U.S. will require
collaboration of industry, academia and the federal government to keep
pace. The National Quantum Initiative Act is a great step forward, and
Intel applauds the bipartisan leadership in Congress on their progress."

--
Jim Clarke, director of quantum hardware, Intel Corporation

Why It's Important: The National Quantum Initiative Act will
ensure the United States remains competitive in a global race to build
quantum technologies.

Quantum computing is an exciting new computing paradigm with unique
problems to be solved and new physics to be discovered. Academia,
governments and companies are racing to advance quantum science given
its potential to solve problems beyond the reach of conventional
computers. For example, quantum computers may simulate nature to advance
research in chemistry, materials science and molecular modeling.

Intel's Context: In 2015, Intel initiated
a significant investment
in quantum research. Today, Intel is making
fast progress toward developing commercially viable quantum computing
systems, including the introduction of a 49-qubit superconducting test
chip called "Tangle
Lake."

Federal Context: This week's progress in the Senate follows
progress in the U.S. House of Representatives on its version of the
bill, H.R.
6227
. In June, the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology
Committee unanimously approved the legislation.

More Context: Quantum
Computing at Intel

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