IBM Q System One is a Commercial Integrated Quantum Computer

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IBM Q System One announced, the world's first commercial Quantum computer system.

IBM has used CES 2019 to launch what it claims is the world's first commercial quantum computing system, developed with United Kingdom design studios Map Project Office and Universal Design Studio.

Quantum computers are very complex systems, for designing this system IBM collaborated with top class designers, manufacturers, and architects from around the world.

"These organizations will work directly with IBM scientists, engineers and consultants to explore quantum computing for specific industries".

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The company also signaled plans to open a quantum computing center in NY later this year, which will house a cloud-based quantum computing system for IBM Q Network clients. It's a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing, which could one day enable breakthroughs in such areas as materials and drug discovery, financial services, and artificial intelligence. The IBM Q System One ensures that these quantum computers can operate beyond the confines of a research lab. The company intends to open a commercial center for quantum computing clients this year in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Qubits are only useful for more than 100 microseconds, and while IBM's Q System One is not yet powerful enough at 20-qubits, it will be one of the first commercial ready quantum computers.

IBM has a legacy of bringing enterprise-focused computing solutions. Whereas the bits found in a traditional computer hold either a 1 or a 0 at any given time, the quantum equivalent - the qubit - can exist in both states at once. The IT giant also sees future where it will be selling such systems in the form of renting access to the hardware over the internet instead of shipping the quantum computer itself.

The design includes a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide glass case enclosure which is sealed and airtight. Is quantum computing no longer just a concept or theory? New algorithms will also be used to model and simulate quantum network architectures and develop hybrid quantum-classical architectures, which combine the power of quantum processors with Argonne's world-class supercomputing resources.

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A series of independent aluminum and steel frames unify, but also decouple the system's cryostat, control electronics, and exterior casing, helping to avoid potential vibration interference that leads to "phase jitter" and qubit decoherence.

Quantum computing is considered one of the most promising early-stage technologies out there today.

"It's more like a stepping stone than a practical quantum computer", Winfried Hensinger, professor of quantum technologies at the UK's University of Sussex, told The Verge. The IBM Q Network includes the recent additions of Argonne National Laboratory, CERN, ExxonMobil, Fermilab, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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