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CES: IBM takes quantum computing commercial

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The components of IBM Q System One include:

  • Quantum hardware designed to be stable and auto-calibrated to give repeatable and predictable high-quality qubits;
  • Cryogenic engineering that delivers a continuous cold and isolated quantum environment;
  • High precision electronics in compact form factors to tightly control large numbers of qubits;
  • Quantum firmware to manage the system health and enable system upgrades without downtime for users; and
  • Classical computation to provide secure cloud access and hybrid execution of quantum algorithms.

Cryogenic engineering that delivers a continuous cold and isolated quantum environment;* High precision electronics in compact form factors to tightly control large numbers of qubits;* Quantum firmware to manage the system health and enable system upgrades without downtime for users; and* Classical computation to provide secure cloud access and hybrid execution of quantum algorithms.

“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. “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.”

The design of IBM Q System One includes a 3-metre-tall, 3-metre-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass forming a sealed, airtight enclosure that opens effortlessly using “roto-translation”. This is a motor-driven rotation around two displaced axes engineered to simplify the system’s maintenance and upgrade process while minimising downtime.

A series of independent aluminium and steel frames unify, but also decouple the system’s cryostat, control electronics, and exterior casing, helping to avoid potential vibration interference that leads to “phase jitter” and “qubit decoherence”.  

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