IBM introduces the first commercial 53-qub quantum computer

IBM has introduced its new quantum computer based on 53 qubits that will be available starting in October for customers working with IBM’s quantum services in its cloud service.

One of the great technological revolutions of this century, although not heard every day, is quantum computing. Large companies have realized their potential and compete with each other to create the best quantum computer for commercial use.

Who is leading this market? Google, Microsoft or IBM are the giants that are striving most in the development of this technology that will provide solutions to algorithms impossible to solve by traditional computers. His principal characteristic? The amazing speed to solve complex tasks in record time and how it could be used in fields such as medicine, artificial intelligence or in the financial sector.

The most powerful quantum computer on the market
IBM is advancing by leaps and bounds in this field, especially since 2017 with the creation of the ‘IBM Q’ of 20 qubits, the first system with this capability available to any user. Since then, its goal is to build commercial quantum computing systems.

In this context, earlier this year, the technology company presented the ‘Q System One’, the first quantum computer designed for scientific and commercial use consisting of 20 qubits. What was your next goal? Reach 50 qubits, and it seems they have succeeded.

quantum computers

IBM has achieved a new record by developing the first quantum computer capable of operating with 53 qubits. This new computer will be available from October of this year to all those who are customers and who work with IBM’s quantum services in their cloud service.

It is the largest and most powerful quantum computer created to date on a commercial level and here lies its importance, exceeding 50 qubits.

Fast processing information
A bit is the minimum unit of information in computing and, consequently, qubit is its similar in quantum computing when measuring data. The bit adopts values ​​of 0 or 1 in groups of 8,16,32 or 64 bits, while the measurement in qubits can be in both states of 0 and 1 simultaneously.

What does this mean? This theory of quantum physics is what allows to process complex data and information much faster than if it was done through traditional computer science. Therefore, we say that quantum computing is the next technological revolution.

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