The cloud access will supplement the on-premise machine, following IBM's 2017 move to provide quantum computing in the cloud.
For the 26th year in a row, IBM earned more patents than any other U.S. company in 2018 - 9,100, to be exact, with more than a third of those the result of the computing giant's work in artificial intelligence as well as in cloud and quantum computing. At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), IBM took things even further, when it unveiled IBM Q System One - "the world's first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system".
IBM has showcased its IBM Q System One at CES 2019, which it claims is the world's first integrated quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use.
Quantum computers are very complex systems, for designing this system IBM collaborated with top class designers, manufacturers, and architects from around the world.
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The IBM Q Network provides its organizations with quantum expertise and resources, quantum software and developer tools, as well as cloud-based access to IBM's most advanced and scalable commercial universal quantum computing systems available. Known as IBM Q System One, it may one day be used to find new ways to model financial data or optimize fleet operations for deliveries, according to a statement from the company.
At the same time, IBM also announced the opening of a commercial Q Quantum Computation Center in Poughkeepsie, New York later this year. This airtight enclosure helps control the temperature and ensure continuous use of Q System One quantum computer, which is ideal for businesses.
Quantum computing is all about quantum bits, or qubits, and for processing every single qubit, the machine needs an undistracted environment. Instead, it comes in a futuristic, nine-foot-tall and nine-foot wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass that reminds us of the cylindrical design of the 2013 Mac Pro.
IBM isn't aiming to bring the Q System One to the masses.
"The strategic use of intellectual property has been at the core of IBM's success throughout our 108-year history", IBM Research lab director and vice president of research Jeff Weisler told BGR. This can be opened using a motor-driven rotation, in order to simplify the system's maintenance and upgrade process, says IBM. Its Q System One aims to make integration a lot easier so that it can be applied to the issues businesses face. There is also a series of independent aluminium and steel frames to help avoid any potential vibration interference that could result in "phase jitter" and qubit decoherence.