Exclusive: IBM achieves quantum computing breakthrough

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IBM has built a quantum processor capable of processing so much complex information that it cannot be operated on or simulated on a traditional computer, CEO Arvind Krishna told “Nerdshala on HBO” ahead of the planned announcement. .

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why it mattersQuantum computing could help solve problems that are too challenging for even the most powerful supercomputers today, such as figuring out a way to better batteries or isolate carbon emissions.

running the news: IBM says its new Eagle processor can handle 127 qubits, a measure of quantum computing power. In the top 100 qubits, IBM says it has reached a milestone that allows quantum qubits to surpass the power of conventional computers.

  • “It’s impossible to emulate on anything else, which means it’s more powerful than anything else,” Krishna told “Nerdshala on HBO.”
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how it works: Whereas conventional computing uses one and zero and can try multiple possibilities in quick succession, quantum computing is based on the correct answer, making it well suited for tackling complex problems.

  • “Can it solve every problem? No,” said Krishna. But, at the same time he said that you cannot do what this computer can do on a conventional machine. “It would take a normal computer larger than this planet to be able to do this.”
  • Krishna believes that quantum computing can establish a significant place in the computing world in just a few years, while others believe that it may take a decade to establish a significant role.

yes butThe advent of quantum computing is also a unique problem. Much of modern cryptography is based on hiding data in such a way that it would take a very long time for modern computers to crack. But, with their different approach, quantum computers would be able to break many of today’s encryption systems.

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big picture: Krishna acknowledged that IBM has underperformed the financial performance of other tech giants and, as a result, has not been valued the way companies like Apple, Facebook and Google have.

“In the long run, it’s all about what investors care: ‘Is your revenue growing, and is your cash flow growing?’ And for a number of years, we haven’t shown any of that. So we’ve become committed that we’re going to grow and we’re going to grow cash flow, not just revenue. If you have both of those things, I believe Make that investors reward you.

– IBM CEO Arvind Krishna on “Nerdshala on HBO”

Krishna says the quantum computing push is part of his vision to get the company back on the road to growth.

go in:

  • How quantum computing works
  • Why quantum computing matters
  • Quantum computing impacts the stock market
  • A reality check for the progress of quantum computing

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