IBM boosts power of quantum computing processors as it lays groundwork for IBM Q systems

Tom Allen
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 IBM Research Staff Member Katie Pooley examines a cryostat with the new prototype of a commercial quantum processor inside
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IBM Research Staff Member Katie Pooley examines a cryostat with the new prototype of a commercial quantum processor inside

New quantum processors have more than three times the number of quantum bits as IBM's existing models

IBM has built and tested two new quantum processors, far in advance of its previous best 5-qubit processor. They will form the foundation of upcoming systems. First is a freely-accessible 16-qubit processor,...

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