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IBM researchers have done fabulous job in quantum computation

Silicon Chip having three qubits
Silicon Chip having three qubits

Researchers from IBM have done great work in quantum computing leading to a step closer to the real quantum computers that can work far-more faster than the present day computers.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /] “The superconducting qubit research led by the IBM team has been progressing in a very focused way on the road to a reliable, scalable quantum computer. The device performance that they have now reported brings them nearly to the tipping point; we can now see the building blocks that will be used to prove that error correction can be effective, and that reliable logical qubits can be realized,” observes David DiVincenzo, professor at the Institute of Quantum Information, Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Juelich. 

Researchers have greatly reduced the errors in quantum computation while retaining the integrity of quantum mechanical properties in quantum bits i.e. qubits. Researchers have used superconducting qubits using microfabrication techniques. Qubit is the basic unit to carry information in quantum computing.

IBM is going to present this research at the annual American Physical Society meeting taking place from February 27-March 2, 2012 in Boston, Mass. IBM researchers will present that with this research they are close to solve the problems in quantum computation both by increasing the lifetime of the qubits of information and by increasing the pace of computation.

“In the past, people have said, maybe it’s 50 years away, it’s a dream, maybe it’ll happen sometime,” said Mark B. Ketchen, manager of the physics of information group at I.B.M.’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. “I used to think it was 50. Now I’m thinking like it’s 15 or a little more. It’s within reach. It’s within our lifetime. It’s going to happen.”

Although, the commercial product is not possible in the near future but this research is encouraging for the computer scientists.

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