A quantum-computing startup introduced Tuesday that it’s going to make a big departure in its designs for future quantum processors. Reasonably than constructing a monolithic processor as everybody else has, Rigetti Computing will construct smaller collections of qubits on chips that may be bodily linked collectively right into a single purposeful processor. This is not multiprocessing a lot as a modular chip design.
The choice has a number of penalties, each for Rigetti processors and quantum computing extra typically. We’ll talk about them beneath.