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Old 9th January 2019, 05:51 AM   #1
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Want a quantum computer? - IBM Q System One

IBM Q System One


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To make quantum computers more reliable and stable, IBM Q designed and built the worldís first integrated quantum computing system for commercial use: IBM Q System One.

IBM Q System One enables universal approximate superconducting quantum computers to operate beyond the confines of the research lab for the first time.

It looks the part.


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a nine-foot-tall, nine-foot-wide case of half-inch thick borosilicate glass forming a sealed, airtight enclosure. Its glass door opens effortlessly, simplifying the systemís maintenance and upgrade process while minimizing downtime Ėmaking the IBM Q System One uniquely suited for reliable commercial use

Some more info.
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Old 9th January 2019, 08:17 AM   #2
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Sorry, but the Cray Y-MP was a much better piece of furniture.
This one is at best a Conversation Piece.
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Old 9th January 2019, 11:49 AM   #3
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How long before we have something like this on our desks?
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Old 9th January 2019, 11:54 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jungle Jim View Post
How long before we have something like this on our desks?
It's interviewing for your job right now.
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Old 9th January 2019, 12:15 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by RecoveringYuppy View Post
It's interviewing for your job right now.
Or is it?
Impossible to say until the waveform collapses.
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Old 9th January 2019, 01:08 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Sorry, but the Cray Y-MP was a much better piece of furniture.
This one is at best a Conversation Piece.
Yeah. The Cray at least had nice padded seats.
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Old 9th January 2019, 03:05 PM   #7
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How long before Apple buys one and its fanboys then claim that they invented quantum computers?
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Old 9th January 2019, 03:13 PM   #8
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A quantum 3-D printer might be fun.
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Old 9th January 2019, 03:22 PM   #9
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The 75 microsecond up-time per session is a slight drawback.
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Old 9th January 2019, 07:44 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
Geez. It looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
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Good bye to conventional encryption. Either this, or a slightly better model will be able to crack any encryption by looking at every possibility at the same time.
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Old 12th January 2019, 04:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rjh01 View Post
Good bye to conventional encryption. Either this, or a slightly better model will be able to crack any encryption by looking at every possibility at the same time.
Nah, still won't be able to crack the strongest encryption... My hand writing, even I can't decrypt it half the time.

Seems rather a lot of effort into making it look pretty, does all that engineering with opening the cube add anything to the computing side?
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Old 12th January 2019, 10:29 PM   #13
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Article in Wired, less impressed.



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The Q System One has 20 qubits, some way short of the 50 qubits that most researchers believe will be required to reach quantum supremacy. ďA 20-qubit system is unlikely to be practically useful,Ē says Robert Young, director of the Lancaster Quantum Technology Centre

Why is that?
Would 50 qubits be better than 3x20 qubit systems?
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Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
Why is that?
Would 50 qubits be better than 3x20 qubit systems?

I think the relevant scaling is exponential. 2^20 * 3 is way smaller than 2^50.
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Old 13th January 2019, 05:56 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Myriad View Post
Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
Why is that?
Would 50 qubits be better than 3x20 qubit systems?

I think the relevant scaling is exponential. 2^20 * 3 is way smaller than 2^50.
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Old 13th January 2019, 06:20 PM   #16
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Wasn't Noah's Ark only 300 qubits?

Of course, that answer might be slightly erroneous since it was derived by using the aRK Length formula...
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Old 13th January 2019, 08:52 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
It looks the part.
Looks like a fancy coffee machine.
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Originally Posted by Elagabalus View Post
Wasn't Noah's Ark only 300 qubits?

Of course, that answer might be slightly erroneous since it was derived by using the aRK Length formula...
As long as he kept the planks constant...
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Old 14th January 2019, 04:34 PM   #19
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Are there any examples of the sorts of calculations it can do? (Q System One, not Noah's Ark)

Can it run (or do the quantum components of) Shor's Algorithm for any non-trivial product of primes? I assume not.
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