And that is actually been made under a 12 qubit system according to which there would be some classical parts to the computer and the rest would be the single quantum parts which are used in a machine in the uses like machine operations, businesses and research purposes.
The Q System One has a modular and compact design optimized for stability, reliability and continuous commercial use. It is called IBM Q System One and is now not for sale, but will allow customers to use it on the Internet to perform quantum calculations. Top notch universities such as Oxford, Harvard or MIT, and big tech names like Microsoft, Google and Intel are also pushing this technology forward whether it is by making quantum computers more stable, creating hybrid quantum systems or making quantum computer chips. Although the system was officially launched at CES on Tuesday, echoing the launch of the IBM PC, the Q System One is more like an early mainframe computer. Quantum computing can potentially provide us with capabilities to simulate nature and chemistry that we've never had before. The "new system is critical in expanding quantum computing beyond the walls of the research lab as we work to develop practical quantum applications for business and science".
The visual aspect of the System One was envisioned by Map Project Office, an industrial design company that works with Honda and by Universal Design Studio, an interior design and architecture company based in London. In fact, IBM itself already built a more powerful quantum system prototype capable of handling 50-qubits machine back in 2017.
So while the announcement may be a step forward for quantum computing, it may not quite be the giant leap IBM has made it out to be. IBM touts the Q as the "world's first fully integrated universal quantum computing system". The complexity of quantum computing may soon become too complicated for classical computers to handle.
This new system marks the next evolution of IBM Q, the industry's first effort to introduce the public to programmable universal quantum computing through the cloud-based IBM Q Experience, and the commercial IBM Q Network platform for business and science applications.
The design of IBM Q System One includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass forming a sealed, airtight enclosure that opens using "roto-translation". Independent aluminum and steel frames both unify and decouple the system's cryostat, control electronics and outside casing to avoid the vibration that can affect the qubits.
For so long, the quantum computer was merely a fantasy but the race to build the world's first quantum computer gave scientists the motivation build the most powerful and advanced computer that puts even the best ones to shame.
The company's Qiskit open-source quantum software development kit has been downloaded more than 140,000 times, and the IBM Q Network includes recent members such as Argonne and Lawrence Berkeley national labs, CERN and ExxonMobil.