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IBM unveils the World's first commercial Quantum Computer

IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer IBM launches world's first commercial quantum computer
Sandy Mccarthy | 10 January, 2019, 20:09

The new machine doesn't look like a mainframe computer. Developed in partnership with United Kingdom industrial and interior design studios Map Project Office and Universal Design Studio, the IBM System Q One sits in a glass-enclosed, air-tight environment. "Our leadership in AI, cloud computing, security and quantum computing patents speaks to IBM's commitment to research and development in these important areas".

IBM provided few actual details of the internals or power of the IBM Q System One. IBM, along with other big tech firms such as Google, Microsoft and Intel, is working toward a universal, scalable quantum computer, which will be capable of solving a lot of problems without needing specialization - moving technologists past the limits of current classical and supercomputers.

IBM used the show to unveil what it is calling IBM Q System One, a "universal approximate quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use".

The system was developed alongside the Map Project Office, a United Kingdom industrial and interior design studio and Universal Design Studio and it rests in an air-tight environment that is enclosed by thick borosilicate glass.

If you want to buy yourself a quantum computer, you'll have to work with IBM, though.

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The system is going to be one of the World's first few machines that combine traditional computing procedures with state-of-the-art quantum computing principles. IBM clearly thinks of the Q system as a piece of art and, indeed, the final result is quite stunning. On that note, IBM has announced the first step where it is planning to open first IBM Q Quantum Computation Center for commercial clients in Poughkeepsie, New York, later this year. In order to acquire the system, the interested businesses would have to collaborate with IBM on a case to case basis.

"A series of independent aluminum and steel frames unify, but also decouple the system's cryostat, control electronics, and exterior casing, helping to avoid potential vibration interference that leads to "phase jitter" and qubit decoherence", it said.

The total, and IBM's ranking, comes courtesy of the research service IFI Claims, and among the more than 1,600 AI-related patents IBM secured during 2018 was one for Project Debater. The organizations that partner with IBM will get access to its quantum software and cloud-based quantum computing systems. Is quantum computing no longer just a concept or theory? Unlike modern computers that function using a binary system that give answers made up of ones and zeros, quantum computers use quantum particles known as qubits, allowing huge data sets or complicated algorithms to be answered much faster.

"This new system is critical in expanding quantum computing beyond the walls of the research lab as we work to develop practical quantum applications for business and science".

IBM has a legacy of bringing enterprise-focused computing solutions.

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