IBM takes small - but steady - steps to quantum commercial viability

Building the IBM Q System One.                  IBM

"IBM also led the industry in the number of AI, cloud computing, security and quantum computing-related patent grants, with more than 4,000 patents", it said.

The cloud access will supplement the on-premise machine, following IBM's 2017 move to provide quantum computing in the cloud. It's a cryogenically cooled, nine-foot-tall and nine-foot-wide cube that tackles some of the practical challenges involved in operating a quantum computer.

International Business Machines Corp. took another step toward bringing the world of quantum computing to commercial applications - and Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty sees real results coming as soon as 2021.

Designed by IBM scientists, systems engineers and industrial designers, IBM Q System One has a "sophisticated, modular and compact design optimised for stability, reliability and continuous commercial use".

The integrated quantum computing system works very similar to the traditional computers. "As we continue our own research and development efforts in the areas of energy and chemical manufacturing, our agreement with IBM will allow us to expand our knowledge base and potentially apply new solutions in computing to further advance those efforts".

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will use IBM Q systems as part of its quantum information science research to develop and simulate a variety of algorithms for studying strong correlation, environmental coupling, and excited state dynamics in molecular complexes and materials; novel error mitigation and circuit optimization techniques; and theories resembling the standard model in high-energy physics.

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Later this year, IBM will also open its first IBM Q Quantum Computation Center for commercial customers in Poughkeepsie, New York. Bob Sutor, the VP of IBM Q Strategy and Ecosystem.

Quantum computing rely on a different approach to solving problem, unlike classical computers.

In an interview with Fortune, IBM vice-president of research, Jeffery Welser said that the Debater, "is capable of understanding how two identical sentences can convey different meanings depending on the context and anticipates a world where computers will better understand human interactions". Like, for example, that the Q System One uses a fourth-generation 20-qubit processor, and that a "50-qubit device will be available to the IBM Q Network later this year".

According to a January 8 press release, the system - dubbed the IBM Q System One - takes quantum computing from the confines of the research lab into the real world.

This case is purpose-built to eliminate outside interference and lengthen the lifespan of quantum computing's units of information called qubits so they survive long enough to perform useful calculations without interference from external sound, vibrations, or temperature fluctuations.

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