The world, and today’s employees, need quantum computing more than ever

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Quantum computers will soon be able to solve many of the world’s toughest and most pressing problems.

That’s why the semiconductor law just passed by Congress is part of a $280 billion package that will, among other things, steer federal research funds toward quantum computing.

Quantum computing will soon be able to:

  • Save fuel and reduce your carbon footprint by enabling optimal routing.
  • Leading to material science advances that allow homeowners to purchase and install high-efficiency solar panels to power their homes. This is valuable as extreme heat around the world is driving record high electricity consumption and straining power grids.
  • Increase the accuracy of credit risk analysis and give lenders additional confidence to lend money to underserved populations.

Solve the unsolvable

The economy and the environment are clearly two of the Federal Government’s top agendas. Congress in July was poised to pass the most ambitious climate bill in US history. The New York Times said that the law would “pump hundreds of billions of dollars into low-carbon energy technologies — like wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles — and put the United States on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to about 40% below 2005-through levels.” 2030.” This could help further fuel and accelerate the adoption of quantum computing.

As quantum technology can solve many previously unsolvable problems, a long list of the world’s leading companies – including BMW and Volkswagen, FedEx, Mastercard and Wells Fargo, and Merck and Roche – are making significant quantum investments. These companies understand that the transformation driven by quantum computing, which is accelerating with breakthrough technologies, is imminent. You want to be ready when that happens.

It is advisable for companies to invest in quantum computing because the risk will be low and the payoff will be huge. As BCG notes, “No one can afford to sit on the sidelines as this transformative technology moves toward several critical milestones.”

The reality is that quantum computing is coming and will likely not be a technology in its own right. It will be tied to the rest of the IT infrastructure – supercomputers, CPUs and GPUs.

This is why companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise are thinking about how quantum computing can be integrated into the fabric of IT infrastructure. For this reason, Terra Quantum AG also builds hybrid data centers that combine the performance of quantum and classic computing.

Prepare for the quantum computing revolution

Amidst these changes, employees should prepare now. There will be a tidal wave of demand for both quantum PhD students and other talents – such as B. experienced quantum software developers – who contribute to quantum efforts.

A doctorate in a subject relevant to quantum computing requires a commitment of several years. However, to gain valuable quantum computing skills, a developer doesn’t have to go back to college, take out a student loan, or study for years.

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With modern tools that abstract the complexities of quantum software and circuit creation, developers no longer need Ph.D.-level knowledge to contribute to the quantum revolution, and enable a more diverse workforce to help companies achieve quantum advantages. Just look at the winners of the programming contest my company hosted. Some of these winners were recent university graduates and delivered highly innovative solutions.

As a leading software stack, quantum algorithm design platforms enable developers to design sophisticated quantum circuits that could not be created any other way. Rather than defining tedious low-level gate connections, this approach uses high-level functional models and automatically searches through millions of circuit configurations to find an implementation that fits resource considerations, designer-provided constraints, and the target hardware platform. New tools like Nvidia’s QODA also empower developers by making quantum programming similar to classical programming.

Developers will want to learn about quantum computing, which will be a key arrow in their metaphorical quiver of engineering skills. People who add quantum skills to their traditional programming and data center skills are positioning themselves to make more money and be more attractive to employers in the long term.

Many companies and countries are experimenting with and using quantum computing. They understand that quantum computing is evolving rapidly and is the way of the future.

Whether you’re a CEO or a developer, it’s important to understand that quantum computing is advancing. The train is leaving the station – are you on board?

Erik Garcell is Technical Marketing Director at class.

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