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IBM Sees Revenue From Quantum Computing in as Soon as Two Years

IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer IBM launches world's first commercial quantum computer
Troy Mann | 10 January, 2019, 20:12

"The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialisation of quantum computing", said Arvind Krishna, Senior Vice President of Hybrid Cloud and Director of IBM Research, in a press statement. The company also earned patents for blockchain technology as well as for quantum computing uses.

At CES, IBM today announced its first commercial quantum computer for use outside of the lab.

Qubits are only useful for more than 100 microseconds, and while IBM's Q System One is not yet powerful enough at 20-qubits, it will be one of the first commercial ready quantum computers.

For starters, Quantum Computing is a very advanced form of computing which goes a step ahead as compared to the traditional computers which only worked with binary forms of data.

IBM isn't aiming to bring the Q System One to the masses.

At the same time, IBM also announced the opening of a commercial Q Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York later this year.

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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. It's no surprise then, that IBM stresses that this is a first attempt and that the systems are "designed to one day tackle problems that are now seen as too complex and exponential in nature for classical systems to handle".

Other providers, such as D-Wave International, are offering specialized quantum computers that harness quantum annealing for optimization problems, from traffic optimization in China to election modeling. Potential applications include optimizing a country's power grid, more predictive environmental and highly accurate quantum chemistry calculations to enable the discovery of new materials for more efficient carbon capture.

If you want to buy yourself a quantum computer, you'll have to work with IBM, though.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, will work with IBM to explore how quantum computing may be used to advance scientific understanding of the universe. These national government labs will be part of the broader IBM Q Network with access to IBM Q's commercial systems.

The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is now ongoing in Las Vegas, and United States tech giant IBM has just unveiled its latest creation with the first ever quantum computer designed for commercial use, the IBM Q System One. Nevertheless, there is a plan to offer partners to the IBM Q Network programme cloud-based access to its quantum computing operations. Theoretically much faster and more powerful, quantum computers have always been considered as the successor to modern computers and supercomputers.

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