The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently funded the second phase of a quantum computing project. The Georgia Tech Research Institute-led project received $9.2 million in funding for the scientists to run additional experiments. Quantum computers exist today, but they are as big as the early traditional computers and haven’t yet developed the computing power to rival their conventional counterparts. The research aims to goes beyond most quantum computing advances made so far, researcher Creston Herold said. The team has already put in 18 months of trials and experiments, including building an ion chain the length of 10 qubits. “We can still simulate everything that’s happening on a quantum device,” he said. “At the outset of the project, we knew that we would need hundreds of . . .