Quantum Computing Could Take on Supercomputers as Early as 2022
(PCGames) Quantum computing remains in its embryonic stages, but with the promise of massive computational power surpassing even the most powerful, and expensive, supercomputers today, there’s plenty of incentive to develop this tech at pace as the world becomes increasingly reliant on big data to operate.
Quantum computers often require extreme environments to operate. This is necessary to maintain accuracy in results, which, when in ‘noisy’ conditions, can become inaccurate.
IBM has been a frontrunner in the race towards quantum supremacy, and has remained headstrong throughout quantum computing’s bumpy path to legitimacy. IBM is betting big on quantum computing development as evidenced by corporate leaders’ recent statements. IBM director of research, Norishige Morimoto, has pledged to deliver commercial quantum computers, capable of outperforming today’s supercomputers in specific tasks, during the next three to five years.