IBM Unveils World's First Quantum System

Recently, IBM unveiled - IBM Q System One - the world's first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system, enabling quantum computers to operate beyond the confines of the research lab.

IBM unveiled a sleek commercial quantum computer - IBM Q System One, at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to the company. it is the world's first integrated universal approximate quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use.
 
This 20-qubit system is a nine-foot glass box - a sealed, airtight enclosure that opens effortlessly using roto-translation - that houses the components needed to make quantum computations work, including a cooler to keep the qubits at just above absolute zero, around - 460 Fahrenheit.
 
 
Many aluminum and steel frames unify and also decouple the system's cryostat, control electronics, and exterior casing, to avoid potential vibration interference which causes phase jitter and qubit decoherence.
 
 
Source: IBM 
 
Though a 20-qubit machine is nowhere near powerful enough for most of the commercial applications that people envision for a quantum computer with more qubits, IBM emphasized that the Q System One is mostly a symbolic first step into the world of commercial quantum computing. It would help researchers find applications for quantum computing in the world of science, and business.
 
Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research, said,
 
"The IBM Q System One is a major step forward in the commercialization of quantum computing,..This new system is critical in expanding quantum computing beyond the walls of the research lab as we work to develop practical quantum applications for business and science."