Quantum computing has the potential to accelerate resolution of complex problems and enable previously intractable computations. Early use cases not reliant on large qubit arrays and error correction are to be found in:
- quantum chemistry
- fluid dynamics
- machine learning
- small molecule simulation
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The roadmapping process has been running since late 2019 and will continue to evolve as progress is made in the field.
An important input has been the work done by the Quantum Computing Expert Group, a consortium of government, academic and industry experts across quantum computing. Through review of this landscaping material and assessment of the relative maturity of the candidate technology platforms the initial NQCC priorities have been established.
Against these priorities in underpinning technology, hardware, software, algorithm and applications a series of deliverables have been identified and prototype building block specification established. These near term prototype technology building blocks have been reviewed by leading experts. Finally, resources have been identified that would be required to deliver working prototypes into the Centre by leading groups across academia and industry within the UK.