IBM announced its first commercial quantum computer
IBM announced its first commercial quantum computer. This old giant of the technology world, at this year’s CES exhibition, finally put into practice the testing and research of the new generation of computers. IBM’s 20 qubit system provides a combination of quantum and traditional computer components needed to use such a computer for research purposes in one package. was introduced. This computer has gigantic dimensions and is, of course, a suitable choice for any company aiming to start quantum experiments. The parts required for cooling the quantum processing hardware are also professionally placed in this giant machine.
- Identifying problems that can only be solved by quantum computers
- A look at the finer points of building a quantum computer
Although IBM claims has launched the first quantum computer with commercial applications, we must know that their 20 qubit machine will not even be close to the ultimate goals in the use of quantum computing. In fact, the main power required for real quantum computing and commercial purposes will be more than 20 qubits. However, IBM also points out in its product presentation that the current system is the first attempt to commercialize computers. It is considered quantum. IBM Q is designed to one day solve all of today’s seemingly complex problems. Problems and issues that are considered very difficult and exponential in natural definitions and classical systems do not have the ability to solve them. Currently, we have a long way to go to reach that goal, but IBM claims that its systems can be updated and improved.
Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President of Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research says about the company’s new quantum computer:
IBM Q System One is a big step towards the commercialization of quantum computing. This new system is a vital step in the development of quantum computing beyond the walls of laboratories; It will be a very important step on the path to practical quantum implementations for businesses and science in general.
IBM seems to be most proud of its Q system design. The veteran technology giant has had expensive collaborations with large companies along a similar path to the design of its Cray supercomputers. Design studios Map Project Office and Universal Design Studio, as well as the prestigious company Goppion, were IBM collaborators in the design of the new quantum machine. Goppion is the same company that made the British Royal Jewels museum glasses and the Mona Lisa painting.
IBM considers its quantum computer to be a work of art, and as such, the final product is a true work of art in terms of beauty and dignity. The IBM quantum computer, with a length and width of 2.7 meters, is located in a box resistant to air penetration. The quantum processing unit is also like a chandelier in the middle of this beautiful box, and the other parts are also beautifully hidden. which we imagine will not be possible in the near future
It is worth noting that buying a quantum computer will not be as easy as we imagine. In fact, a future where we can buy a quantum computer with free shipping from Amazon is still far from the mind.
In side news about its quantum computer, IBM also unveiled the IBM Q Network, a collaboration with Companies like ExxonMobil and CERN and Fermilab research laboratories. The goal of this collaboration will be to develop a community to bring together business and scientific goals and ultimately achieve concrete applications for quantum computing. Finally, now only organizations that collaborate with IBM in the development of the quantum network will Quantum software and its cloud-based quantum computing system will have access.