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IBM claims advance in quantum computing

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th November, 2021 02:33:58 PM
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IBM claims advance in quantum computing

 

IBM has unveiled an advanced "quantum" processor that is part of an effort to build super-fast computers, BBC reported.

These machines could revolutionise computing, harnessing the strange world of quantum physics to solve problems beyond reach for even the most advanced "classical" ones.

But the hurdles in building practical, large-scale versions have kept quantum computers confined to the lab, BBC reported.

The new chip has 127 "qubits", twice as many as the previous IBM processor.

Qubits (quantum bits) are the most basic units of information in a quantum computer.

The company called its new Eagle processor "a key milestone on the path towards practical quantum computation".

But one quantum computing expert said more details were needed to assess whether it represented a significant advance.