The BACQ project, launched as part of France's national quantum strategy within the LNE's MetriQs program, aims to establish a benchmark for evaluating the performance of future quantum computer technologies. Coordinated by Thales, the consortium involves three CEA institutes. The consortium is crucial for the development of quantum computing, and will also be crucial for industrial end-users.
Quantum computing is set to revolutionize a wide range of technical fields and business sectors, from optimization in logistics, finance and scheduling, to simulation in research, engineering and industry. But how to measure the performance of the various technologies being developed for future quantum computers, with objectivity, reliability and comparability? And this, in a context of media hype and strong competition. This is the challenge of the BACQ project, which aims to establish quantitative, meaningful and ergonomic benchmarks for end users in the industry.