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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Quantum Computing: Progress and Prospects (Emily Grumbling & Mark Horowitz, eds.) (2019) (full-text).


This report provides an introduction to the field of quantum computers, including the unique characteristics and constraints of the technology, and assesses the feasibility and implications of creating a functional quantum computer capable of addressing real-world problems.

This report considers hardware and software requirements, quantum algorithms, drivers of advances in quantum computing and quantum devices, benchmarks associated with relevant use cases, the time and resources required, and how to assess the probability of success.