The cost of enabling connectivity in Noisy-Intermediate-Scale-Quantum devices is an important factor in determining computational power. A particular architecture for trapped-ion quantum computing relies on shuttling ions. An efficient ion routing algorithm has been created along with an appropriate error model, which can be used to estimate the achievable circuit depth and quantum volume as a function of experimental parameters.
Our paper has been published in Advanced Quantum Technologies 3, June 2020 Efficient Qubit routing for a globally connected trapped ion quantum computer
University of Sussex Research News press release, August 2020 Sussex study enables predicting computational power of early quantum computers