IBM Unveils World’s First Commercial Quantum Computer at CES

IBM Q System One
IBM Q System One

At CES 2019, IBM unveiled the world’s first quantum computer for commercial use. The company calls it “IBM Q System One” and it is designed to solve problems that are currently seen as too complex and exponential in nature.

The system includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass and is a 20-qubit quantum computer. The system relies on qubits and needs a cold and stable environment to work. The IBM system has its own Quantum firmware that will manage the system health and enable system upgrades without downtime.

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IBM Q System One combines classical and quantum computing elements into a single architecture. It has the ability to auto-calibrate in order to provide repeatable and predictable high-quality qubits. The Cryogenic engineering delivers a continuous cold and isolated quantum environment, and Classical computation provides secure cloud access and hybrid execution of quantum algorithms.

IBM has no plans to sell it but it will allow business to pay and use it over the IBM Q Network for commercial applications. The company has not confirmed how much it costs to get access.

IBM also announced that it will open a new IBM Q Quantum Computation Center later in 2019. This centre will expand the capabilities of IBM’s Q Network commercial quantum computing program.

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