IBM launches world's first commercial quantum computer

Building the IBM Q System One.                  IBM

Building the IBM Q System One. IBM

The new machine doesn't look like a mainframe computer.

Their design includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass forming a sealed, airtight enclosure.

It would be worth mentioning here the IBM Q System is the first practical attempt towards realizing a more powerful quantum computer that we might have previously in vision.

At the same time, IBM also announced the opening of a commercial Q Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York later this year.

Looking at IBM's Q System One strengthens faith in commercial availability of quantum computers. The machine has been designed by a group of industrial designers, architects, and manufacturers alongside IBM Research scientists and system engineers.

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. Membership in the IBM Q hub will enable Argonne researchers to leverage their expertise in scalable algorithms across a broad set of multidisciplinary scientific applications and explore the impact of quantum computing on key areas including quantum chemistry and quantum materials.

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The quantum computing train keeps on rolling.

A replica of IBM Q System One will be on display at CES. Microsoft is working on creating hybrid quantum computers, which combine the new technology with more conventional processors.

Q System One also boasts being the first "universal approximate superconducting quantum computers to operate beyond the confines of the research lab". The company says the glass door now opens effortlessly making it easier for owners to maintain and upgrade, with reduced downtime. Additionally, steel and aluminum frames have been utilized to control casing and electronics and decouple cryostat.

IBM Q Network™, IBM Q System One™, and IBM Q™ are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. The system is built with a number of "custom components", according to the company. The 20-Quibit system by IBM, which is seen as one of the leaders in the field of quantum computing, could one day solve complex problems. Bob Sutor, Vice President of IBM Q Strategy & Ecosystems, noted that when the topic comes to the quantum computing system, each thing is cloud-based by far.

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

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. Its Q System One aims to make integration a lot easier so that it can be applied to the issues businesses face.

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