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Is Ireland about to make a quantum leap?

A new initiative is bringing business and academia together to build up Ireland’s quantum computing power, but will the technology truly break out of the lab

Trinity’s Quantum Alliance hopes to be at the centre of developing software capable of applying quantum principles to real world problems. Picture: Graham Carlow

The problem with quantum computing, at least for those of us who are not physicists or computer scientists, is its indeterminacy: what exactly is it, what does it mean to have fundamental units of computation that move beyond binary and, most of all, is it the future of computing?

Those who do understand it, however, are certain it has the potential to transform high-performance computing (HPC) and could lead to breakthroughs in climate science, artificial ...