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Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 16:07
Quantum computer control system launched in east China
By Xinhua
Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 16:07 By Xinhua

In this May 3, 2017 file photo, researchers from University of Science and Technology of China check on the operation of a quantum computer at a lab in Shanghai. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

HEFEI — China's first quantum computer control system with independent intellectual property rights has been launched in Hefei, capital of eastern province of Anhui, according to sources with the city's high-tech zone on Tuesday.

The essential role of the control system is to provide the precise signal needed for the operation of quantum chips

The control system was developed by Origin Quantum Computing Technology Co Ltd, a startup which develops and commercializes quantum computers.

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The essential role of the control system is to provide the precise signal needed for the operation of quantum chips. It can also process feedback information and compile computer programs, according to the company.

"The control system is an indispensable part of quantum computers because it enables the quantum chip to play out its maximum performance," said Guo Guangcan, a renowned expert in quantum information. 

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It can be applied to various fields such as testing of quantum chips and the theory building of quantum computers, and provide solutions for a wide range of scientific experimental researches including precision measurement and basic science research. 

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