IBM Unveils The Very First Commercial Quantum Computer

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"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", Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research said in a press statement.

The cloud access will supplement the on-premise machine, following IBM's 2017 move to provide quantum computing in the cloud.

The Consumer Electronics Show floor is abuzz with the talk about IBM's standalone quantum computer.

Looking at IBM's Q System One strengthens faith in commercial availability of quantum computers.

We reached out to IBM with a host of questions regarding the Q System - like whether IBM intends to make more than one of these systems, and what the pricing structure will be for commercial use - and Dr.

More than anything, though, IBM seems to be proud of the design of the Q systems. In addition, the no-cost and publicly available IBM Q Experience now supports more than 100,000 users, who have run more than 6.7 million experiments and published more than 130 third-party research papers.

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Among the patents awarded to IBM, 1,600 were AI-related and one of them was for Project Debater, an AI system from IBM Research that can debate humans on complex topics. The casing is important: Qubits lose their quantum computing properties outside of very specific conditions.

"This integrated system aims to address one of the most challenging aspects of quantum computing: continuously maintaining the quality of qubits used to perform quantum computations".

ExxonMobil's partnership with IBM expands the company's collaborative efforts with other companies and academic institutions that are focused on developing an array of new energy technologies, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

IBM goes on to explain in a company blog post today that the work in these and other areas often begins long before there is any associated practical enterprise uses for the technology the company is probing. This airtight enclosure helps control the temperature and ensure continuous use of Q System One quantum computer, which is ideal for businesses.

IBM has unveiled its first standalone quantum computer designed for scientific and commercial use.

. IBM clearly thinks of the Q system as a piece of art and, indeed, the final result is quite stunning. Qubits in this configuration interact in counterintuitive ways that theoretically make it possible to process data much faster than traditional computers. Nevertheless, there is a plan to offer partners to the IBM Q Network programme cloud-based access to its quantum computing operations.

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