ExxonMobil, IBM Partner on Quantum Computing

IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer

IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer

IBM is now looking to make quantum computers commercially available.

It would be worth mentioning here the IBM Q System is the first practical attempt towards realizing a more powerful quantum computer that we might have previously in vision.

According to a January 8 press release, the system - dubbed the IBM Q System One - takes quantum computing from the confines of the research lab into the real world.

Looking at IBM's Q System One strengthens faith in commercial availability of quantum computers. IBM has bet a lot on this futuristic technology and time and again shared its progress in the field of quantum computing.

Globally, IBM received more than 1600 artificial intelligence -based patents including Project Debater, a first-of-a-kind AI system from IBM Research that can debate humans on complex topics. "The IBM Q System One gets us closer to practical applications in chemistry and the development of new medicines, and new materials", wrote Sutor. The company noted that a commercial Q Quantum Computation Centre would be opened soon in Poughkeepsie, NY in 2019.

Designed by IBM scientists, systems engineers and industrial designers, IBM Q System One has a sophisticated, modular and compact design optimized for stability, reliability and continuous commercial use.

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.

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Welser also said that Quantum Computing will start seeing a real-world impact in the next few years as scientists learn how to add and control qubits. However, quantum computers are much more powerful.

The design includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide glass case enclosure which is sealed and airtight.

Quantum computing is all about quantum bits, or qubits, and for processing every single qubit, the machine needs an undistracted environment.

"The strategic use of intellectual property has been at the core of IBM's success throughout our 108-year history", IBM Research lab director and vice president of research Jeff Weisler told BGR. There is also a series of independent aluminium and steel frames to help avoid any potential vibration interference that could result in "phase jitter" and qubit decoherence.

This design was specifically built to minimize interferences from ambient noises, temperature changes and electromagnetic waves. Developers have also downloaded Qiskit, a full-stack, open-source quantum software development kit, more than 140,000 times to create and run quantum computing programs.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's IBM Q Hub, announced in 2017, now includes member labs: Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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