IBM Advances Processing Revolution With 50-Qubit Quantum Computer Prototype

IBM Advances Processing Revolution With 50-Qubit Quantum Computer Prototype

IBM Advances Processing Revolution With 50-Qubit Quantum Computer Prototype

The other issue that comes into play when dealing with quantum states is that they tend to exist for a short period of time in a process known as coherence. Last summer, IBM showcased a 5 qubit quantum processor that was robust enough to allow more operations than ever before on such a system. This complex interconnect fabric permits maximum flexibility for IBM Q systems. The IBM Q initiative was started earlier this year to bring quantum computing solutions to clients that need that type of computing power.

The latest advances are the result of three generations of development.

"We are really proud of this; it's a big frickin' deal", Dario Gil, who directs AI and quantum computing at IBM, told MIT Technology Review. "The ability to reliably operate several working quantum systems and put them online was not possible just a few years ago".

IBM established a landmark in computing Friday, announcing a quantum computer that handles 50 quantum bits, or qubits.

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Over the next year, IBM Q scientists will continue to work to improve its devices including the quality of qubits, circuit connectivity, and error rates of operations to increase the depth for running quantum algorithms. Through the IBM Q experience, over 60,000 users have run over 1.7M quantum experiments and generated over 35 third-party research publications. Those registered users include people from more than 1,500 different universities, 300 high schools and 300 private institutions. "The holy grail is fault-tolerant universal quantum computing".

IBM is also announcing an upgrade to its quantum cloud software system today.

Quantum computers hold the promise of being able to solve hard problems from fields such as chemistry and material science that are now beyond the reach of the most powerful conventional supercomputers.

In a statement, IBM said it "aims to demonstrate capabilities beyond today's classical systems" with quantum systems this size.

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We have come a long way since the earliest days of quantum information theory, when IBM Fellow Charlie Bennett and the other quantum information science pioneers created the foundations that have given rise to a thriving scientific community. "Simulators don't now capture the nuances of the actual quantum hardware platforms, and nothing is more convincing for a proof-of-concept than results obtained from an actual quantum processor". Today's quantum machines are in the 90 microsecond range. In a recent Nature paper, the IBM Q team pioneered a new way to look at chemistry problems using quantum hardware that could one day transform the way new drugs and materials are discovered. Similar tutorials are also provided that detail implementation of optimization problems such as MaxCut and Traveling Salesman on IBM's quantum hardware.

Nonetheless, 50 qubits is a significant landmark in progress toward practical quantum computers.

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Qubits are incredibly error-prone, and it could take something like 2,000 physical qubits to create a single usable qubit immune to errors that could be used in specially formulated quantum mathematical algorithms.

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