Friday, November 27, 2020

Tag: Race Against Time to Create Computer of the Future Requires a Quantum Leap

Race Against Time to Create Computer of the Future Requires a Quantum Leap

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from Rogue Money:
American multinational IBM (International Business Corporation) has announced plans to build the first universal quantum computer, with the intention of selling them commercially. It is not known when exactly these computers will be available, but it is estimated to be within the next few years. Initial computers will be accessed via the cloud and the first applications would be for drug and materials discovery, financial services and supply chain. The company has not yet disclosed what these computers will cost.

Quantum computers will reportedly give us the possibility of exploring the world we don’t have data for. The computers use the way particles interact at a subatomic level to make calculations, while conventional computers make use of electronic gates, switches and binary code. Unlike conventional silicon chip-based computers, which render data in one of two states (1 or 0), quantum computers allow data to exist in both states simultaneously, giving quantum computers the ability to hold exponentially more information.