New York: IBM Research announced that it will soon make a first-of-a-kind quantum computing platform available to public allowing users to access and run experiments with the individual quantum bits (qubits).
IBM Quantum Experience will be accessed through the IBM Cloud onto any desktop or mobile device to allow users explore tutorials and simulations around what might be possible with quantum computing.
The quantum processor is composed of five superconducting qubits and is housed at the IBM TJ Watson Research Center in New York.
According to IBM, the five-qubit processor represents the latest advancement in the company’s quantum architecture that can scale to larger quantum systems.
It is the leading approach towards building a universal quantum computer, it said.
To access the quantum computer, what the user needs to do is request an invitation from IBM through a web form.
Reports quoted IBM senior vice president and director Arvind Krishna saying that quantum computing is becoming a reality and it will extend computation far beyond what is imaginable with today’s computers.
Quantum computing will be among the technologies that could usher in a new era of innovation across industries.
IBM believed that a quantum computer with just 50 qubits would be more powerful than any of the supercomputers available today.