CES 2019 : IBM unveils its first commercial quantum computer

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Taking advantage of CES 2019, IBM has unveiled its first quantum computer for commercial use. The first that can be sold to companies and available as a final product and not in prototype form. From the IBM Q range, System One combines both quantum computing and “traditional” to offer a system of 20-qubits to use in research and large calculations. This solution proposed by IBM, even for commercial use, can not be used by anyone and anywhere.

IBM stated that it the first quantum computer capable of operating outside a research laboratory. For this they had to overcome one of the main problems of quantum computers; stability and maintenance at optimal conditions in any environment. The IBM Q line seeks to create this type of computers to be used where traditional computers fall short.

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“The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing,” said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research. “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”.

However, as IBM describes it, the machine sits inside a 9ft-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass that forms a sealed, airtight enclosure. This houses a motor-driven system that rotates for easy maintenance. Vibration interference or ‘phase jitter’, which can interfere with the coherence of qubits, is minimised by a combination of steel frames and cryostat control electronics.

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Although IBM has managed to isolate the computer in this glass case, it does not mean that it can be sent to any home or office, it still requires an installation and a special environment.

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