IBM has revealed its latest and most powerful quantum processor, and it represents a significant breakthrough in the quantum computing industry.
Dubbed the Eagle, the 127-qubit processor has become the first processor of its kind to deliver more than 100 qubits. To illustrate how powerful quantum computing systems are, This has been a necessity until recently that their orbit has to be cooled to cold temperatures like outer space.
To demonstrate the power of the Eagle, IBM shed light on how a computer typically needs more bits of atoms than the atoms found in every human in the world to successfully emulate a processor.
Due to the sufficient number of qubits, Eagle is claimed to be the first processor ever built that cannot be simulated on a classic supercomputer.
By increasing the amount of qubits in a quantum computer, it allows highly sophisticated programs to function on systems that would otherwise not be able to run on a standard supercomputer.
“The advent of the Eagle processor is a major step toward the day when quantum computers can outperform classical computers on meaningful levels,” said Dr. Dario Gil said. “Quantum computing has the power to transform almost every field and help us tackle some of the biggest problems of our time.”
ibm The goal is to achieve “quantum gains” by 2023.
Eagle’s processor architecture features new ways of placing control components on multiple physical levels, while incorporating qubits into its own tier.
IBM also noted how IBM was to combine and improve on technologies generated in previous generations of quantum processors so that it could develop an architecture that incorporated advanced 3D packaging technology. Ultimately, such functionality will allow the company to provide a strong foundation for its processors, which include the upcoming 1000-plus-qubit Condor chip.
For future IBM quantum systems-related plans, in particular Condor is expected to total 1,121 qubits upon its planned launch in 2023. The Eagle’s immediate successor, the 433-qubit Osprey, is scheduled for a 2022 release.
The company also aims to achieve “quantum profit” by 2023. The term is attributed to quantum computers that can solve problems that are impossible to crack by means of a classical computer. Condor’s abilities will help to achieve this goal.
Eagle will become available in December to select members of IBM’s quantum network who have remote access to IBM’s quantum computers. IBM will reveal more details related to its quantum systems The Annual Quantum Summit is taking place tomorrow, 16 November,