05 Nov IBM Upends Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim

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Quantum supremacy was supposed to be a significant benchmark to signal that quantum computers could finally solve problems beyond the capability of classical computers. The term “quantum supremacy” was first used in a 2012 paper by one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, John Preskill, Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech. Last month, a leaked […]

28 Oct Quantum USA Vs. Quantum China: The World’s Most Important Technology Race

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China understands the strategic importance of quantum technology to both its economy and its military. Many analysts, researchers, politicians, and military leaders believe as I do – the United States has allowed China to take the lead in many areas of quantum research. Once quantum technology matures, it will have a profound effect on almost […]

03 Oct Quantum Computer Battle Royale: Upstart Ions Versus Old Guard Superconductors

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Qubits are the heartbeat of quantum computers. Their hard-to-imagine properties are what gives quantum machines their awesome computational power. Superconducting devices, spinning atoms, polarized photons, quantum dots, and trapped ions are not futuristic video games. They are different qubit technologies.  Moreover, each qubit type has its peculiar advantages and disadvantages. Out of all the qubit […]

23 Sep IBM Continues To Invest Big In High-Performance Computing

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IBM has a long and rich heritage of success in HPC (high-performance computing) markets and workloads. The first IBM HPC system I paid attention to was BlueGene, announced in 2004, which, according to IBM, was “built to help biologists observe the invisible processes of protein folding and gene development.” Hence the name. This was during […]

10 Sep What You Need To Know First About The Inexplicable World Of Quantum Computing

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Despite what most people think, quantum mechanics is not a new kid on the technology block.  It is a concept almost 120 years old. Max Planck, a German theoretical physicist, first introduced quantum theory in 1900, an innovation that won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1918.  Then in 1959, a radical thinking American theoretical […]