December 18, 2015
John Martinis, a professor of physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his quantum computing team teamed up with Google in 2014 and are making strides to accelerate the Martinis group’s efforts in superconducting quantum computing, according to an article in the MIT Technology Review. Google will be competing with improvements from D-Wave Systems, as well as efforts from substantial projects from Microsoft and IBM. “Martinis guesses that he can demonstrate a small but useful quantum computer in two or three years,” the article reads, stating also that Google’s internal time line estimates the group can make a universal quantum annealer with 100 qubits in about two years.
MIT Technology Review article