DARPA and the University of Rochester to work on Quantum Inspired Classical Computing programme

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded the University of Rochester a $1.6 million contract to work on a quantum-inspired solver system within the Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) programme. The aim is to develop quantum-inspired solver systems to solve real problems for military missions.

Quantum-inspired solvers are hybrid: they are classical mixed signal systems that consist of analogue hardware and digital logic.