A Preview of Bristlecone, Google’s New Quantum Processor
The goal of the Google Quantum AI lab is to build a quantum computer that can be used to solve real-world problems. Our strategy is to explore near-term applications using systems that are forward compatible to a large-scale universal error-corrected quantum computer. In order for a quantum processor to be able to run algorithms beyond the scope of classical simulations, it requires not only a large number of qubits.
Crucially, the processor must also have low error rates on readout and logical operations, such as single and two-qubit gate.