IBM just made a quantum computer available to public
Using quantum mechanics to carry out computer operations is much faster than any conventional method. It was just a theory back in time but now many leading companies even have research groups dedicated to quantum computing.
Quantum computing is not very popular in the world outside laboratories. But it will be changed now as IBM connects one of Quantum Computers to internet and make it available to everyone holding the processing power of 5 qubits. This might not be too much but it can already perform complex algorithms in a matter of seconds. At 50 qubits, a quantum computer will be able to run experiments that no other computer can perform till now.
At IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in New York the computer is housed in several hanging white cylinders, surrounded by rack of servers. These are fridges that cool their insides down to just 0.015 degrees above 0 kelvin. “We like to say it’s colder than space,” says Jerry Chow, manager of the experimental quantum computing team at IBM Research.
Known as IBM Quantum Experience will let users to experiment with the power of quantum computer. IBM is also providing tutorials on quantum mechanics. It also offers an easy interface for users to just drag and drop to create an algorithm to run on the quantum computer.
IBM’s 5 qubit processors were made possible by a previous breakthrough of using a lattice to arrange five qubits in a way that allowed it to detect quantum errors.But an universal quantum computer is still years of research and work ahead.
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