Given my overall assessment of ColdQuanta including its strong IP, broad and complementary offering, and prestigious existing customers (and revenues), I am assigning the highest rating to ColdQuanta at this time, with an Alpha of 0.95 which equates to an “Exceptional performance expected.”
Author Archives: Russ Fein
Why I’m Excited About the Classiq Coding Competition, and Why You Should be Too – Even if You Don’t Understand Quantum Programming
Ultimately, Quantum Computers will only be as valuable and impactful as the programs written for them, so seeing creativity and outside-the-box approaches to challenges with these early, noisy, faulty machines will be quite revealing. The Classiq Coding Competition should bring out this programming creativity.
￼Quantum Computing is the “Manhattan Project” of This Generation
Those who invest in the winners will enjoy significant outsized financial gains, and those who back the companies that do not survive, will lick their wounds. But as an industry, the race is on, the potential rewards are massive, and the clock is ticking. I sure hope that whoever wins the race uses the power to do good in the world.
(Quantum) Winter is coming…or is it?
So, is quantum winter coming? Not in this writer’s opinion. There is still a long way to go before we have QCs that can add value to computational problems and even further before consistent quantum advantage. The hill is steep and the climb is arduous, but I am confident the view will be worth the climb.
Classiq – Company Evaluation
Classiq has a solid team, strong balance sheet, and highly regarded product. It has entered into a meaningful number of collaborations and partnerships with a wide variety of players. And its business model provides value-add to customers in an agnostic way vis-a-vis quantum hardware and software. While there may some increasing competition, they appear to have a solid first-mover advantage. If Classiq can continue its current momentum and become the go-to provider for customers seeking to optimize their quantum algorithms, their customer base should expand quite rapidly and consistently.
Collaboration is Dominating Quantum Computing
Nearly every day we see headlines about players in the Quantum Computing industry announcing new collaborations and partnerships. On a technical level this seems logical given the unique requirements of the various components such as the physical qubits, cryogenics, lasers, microwaves, controllers, compilers, error correction, various software layers, etc. Collaborations would seem inevitable as the industry attempts to power forward as rapidly as possible.
Quantum Computing Jobs
When I get invited to college graduation parties, I will be whispering “Quantum Computing” into the ears of the recent graduates. It’s also great advice to those seeking a change in their current career and while technical aptitude and experience create the best fit for most of the current QC industry positions, there is a growing number of non-technical jobs in QC as well. There are many great resources available to you as you consider a QC career and I hope you take advantage of them and consider joining this exciting and evolving field.
What is Sandbox AQ?
On March 22, 2022, Sandbox AQ announced its formal launch as a separate company from Alphabet (fka Google). I consider this to be seminal event in the Quantum Computing (QC) industry so wanted to provide additional color to emphasize the magnitude of the announcement.
The Quantum Computing Elevator Pitch
Quantum Computers will transform the way we use computers by massively accelerating certain computations and, more importantly, by enabling a wholly new form of computing.
Learning More About Quantum Computing
There is a plethora of resources available on the Internet including articles, podcasts, blogs, interactive learning resources, classes, lectures, seminars, academic papers, etc., which I catalogue in this post. I encourage you to try a few and if they don’t resonate or feel helpful, skip to the next one. I hope these items accelerate your understanding and spur further learning