Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

ExxonMobil and IBM to Advance Energy Sector Application of Quantum Computing

ExxonMobil and IBM to Advance Energy Sector Application of Quantum Computing

ExxonMobil and IBM have signed a partnership agreement to advance the potential use of quantum computing in developing next-generation energy and manufacturing technologies, Kallanish Energy reports. 2019 in Las Vegas, IBM introduced Q System One, billed as the integrated quantum computing system for commercial use.

On Tuesday, though, IBM unveiled the IBM Q System One, billed as the first-ever quantum computer designed for businesses to put to their own use - though the company is clear that this is only the first step towards a broader revolution.

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

IBM inventors received more than 2,000 Cloud computing and over 1,600 AI patents. The company also highlights that the integrated system is aimed to continuously maintain the quality of qubits used to help users efficiently perform quantum computations.

"The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing", added Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research. 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.

In the second half of 2019, IBM will open the IBM Q Quantum Computation Center, located in Poughkeepsie, New York to expand IBM's commercial quantum computing program, which already includes systems at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.

The system was developed alongside the Map Project Office, a United Kingdom industrial and interior design studio and Universal Design Studio and it rests in an air-tight environment that is enclosed by thick borosilicate glass.

Hybrid execution of quantum algorithms in an isolated, secure environment that is accessible through the cloud.

IBM has presented a commercial 17-qubit processor prototype back in 2017, which was what paved the way to the Q System One we have on our hands as of today. Is quantum computing no longer just a concept or theory?

IBM is enabling universal quantum computers to operate outside the research lab for the first time. Its glass door opens effortlessly, simplifying the system's maintenance and upgrade process while minimizing downtime -making the IBM Q System One uniquely suited for reliable commercial use. 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. Its Q System One aims to make integration a lot easier so that it can be applied to the issues businesses face. The Q System One is created to reduce interference like vibration, ambient noise, electromagnetic waves and changes in temperature.

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