The quantum-superior computer production race, which has been the target of many technology companies recently, seems to have gained momentum again.
According to the news in Engadget, there was a new development in the race, which included leading companies such as IBM, Google, Microsoft, Intel and Amazon.
In its new statement on the subject, IBM underlined the knowledge that its computers perform operations that will take months with conventional methods in a few hours.
Stating that they have found a way to carry out classical and quantum computing together, the company announced that thanks to this method they call ‘Qiskit’, operations can be done 100 times faster.
By itself, Qiskit allows more circuits to run at a “much faster” speed, and Qiskit can store quantum programs so other users can also run them.
This step of IBM is described as an important step taken in the name of fully quantum computers.
Qiskit, which installs programs on traditional hardware alongside quantum machines to reduce the lag between the user’s computer and the quantum chip, is expected to be released this year.
IBM LEFT GOOGLE’S CLAIM
In the previous period, Google announced that they were able to produce a computer with quantum superiority, and claimed that the model in question had the capacity to perform the operations of the fastest supercomputers in 10 thousand years in 200 seconds.
IBM, which is in a fierce competition with Google in this area, claimed that there was an error in Google’s calculation.
In the statement made by IBM, it was underlined that the related processes can be solved in 2.5 days with normal computers with sufficient loading capacity.
HOW DO QUANTUM COMPUTERS WORK?
Quantum computers, theoretically proposed by Richard Feynman about 40 years ago, work differently from traditional computers.
Units in the binary coding system in conventional computers are expressed as 0 and 1. The arrangement of 0’s and 1’s enables the code to be formed. Qubits, on the other hand, can represent both values as well as taking the value 0 and 1.
In other words, machines work by replacing traditional bits that encode digital data with 1s and 0s with quantum bits, also known as qubits.