Segment 1

Helmut Katzgraber, professor, Texas A&M University

Can quantum computing help solve the Moore’s Law Problem? Peggy is joined by Helmut Katzgraber, professor, Texas A&M University, who says his main focus of research lies at the interface of physics, quantum computing, and high-performance computing. He says we aren’t going to solve the issue with Moore’s Law anytime soon, but there will be some instances where quantum computing will offer a huge boost. He says at the moment the quality of qubits is very rudimentary, and we still have a ways to go, but there is no doubt that quantum computing will be a disruptive technology.
tamu.edu

Segment 2

Paul Lucier, vice president of business development, ISARA

Peggy interviews Paul Lucier, vice president of business development, ISARA, who says there are two sides: the potential/positive disruption and the dark side of quantum computing, as it is able to break encryption. He explains there is a great concern about the amount of investment being made by the Chinese and quantum is a race that we can’t afford to lose. He says there are a couple of approaches to solve some of the challenges including: post quantum cryptography and quantum key distribution. He talks about the raging debate about what size quantum computing is needed.
isara.com