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The state of the quantum computer project of "Rosatom" to cut will not be

Parameters and sources of annual funding for a large-scale project of the state Corporation "Rosatom" on creation of domestic quantum computer agreed in full, approval of the relevant road map is expected in July of this year, told RIA Novosti in the Department of communications of "Rosatom".

Earlier, the Ministry of communications has proposed to halve the amount of state support direction of "Quantum computing" in 2020, transferring the funds to 2022. In early June, Rosatom sent a core working group ANO "Digital economy" opinion, which stated that this reduction will lead to what to create in Russia a 100-Kubany quantum computer by 2024 will not happen - that in 2020 we need to buy laboratory equipment to perform any further work.

"Is the road map for the development of high-tech field of "Quantum computing" successfully passed the expert discussions and receive all necessary approvals by responsible Federal Executive authorities. The funding by year and by sources of funds agreed upon in full and without modification in accordance with revision, approved in another December 2019," - said the representative of "Rosatom".

The interlocutor of the Agency noted that to approve the road map is planned for the next meeting of the Presidium of the state Commission for digital development, the use of information technology to improve the quality of life and conditions of conducting business activities.

"In "Rosatom" we hope that this will happen in July 2020. The unfolding of work on the implementation of the roadmap and its composition goes according to plan," he added.

In Russia, a quantum computer is created in the framework of the agreement of the Cabinet of the Russian Federation and Rosatom on the development of high-tech field of "Quantum computing". The project lasts until 2024. It will unite the efforts of key organizations and teams in Russia engaged in the development of quantum computing, as well as potential users of quantum technologies.

One of the goals of the roadmap of this project is the creation by 2024 domestic 100-kubango quantum computer. The qubit - the elementary component of the computer used in computing the work of quantum mechanical effects.

Developing a roadmap was largely completed by December 2019 and received the approval of the government of the Russian Federation. The implementation of the roadmap and its composition is planned by a consortium of leading Russian organizations in the development of quantum technologies, headed by the company "Joint enterprise "Kvant" (100% subsidiary of JSC Atomenergoprom, part of Rosatom and consolidating civil assets of Russian nuclear industry).