Quantum Computing

IBM Wants to Build a 100,000-qubit Quantum Computer

MIT Technology Review
June 26, 2023
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IQM Quantum Computer in Espoo, Finland (Photo by Ragsxl on Wikimedia Commons)

IQM Quantum Computer in Espoo, Finland (Photo by Ragsxl on Wikimedia Commons)


IBM built a 433 quantum bit (or qubit) computer last year. For its 10 year plan, the company is setting its sights on building a 100,000-qubit computer to facilitate breakthroughs in drug discovery, fertilizer and battery performance.

Late last year, IBM took the record for the largest quantum computing system with a processor that contained 433 quantum bits, or qubits, the fundamental building blocks of quantum information processing. Now, the company has set its sights on a much bigger target: a 100,000-qubit machine that it aims to build within 10 years.

IBM made the announcement on May 22 at the G7 summit in Hiroshima, Japan. The company will partner with the University of Tokyo and the University of Chicago in a $100 million dollar initiative to push quantum computing into the realm of full-scale operation, where the technology could potentially tackle pressing problems that no standard supercomputer can solve.

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