IBM Inches Ahead of Google in Race for Quantum Computing Power


All kinds of things are hooked up to the Internet these days, but Jerry Chow's computer stands out. Chilled by liquid helium, his superconducting processor uses quantum physics to circumvent rules of everyday reality that limit the power of conventional computers. Chow manages IBM's quantum computing group at the company's Thomas J. Watson research center in Yorktown Heights, New York. The team launched a website today with an interface that lets outside programmers and researchers test algorithms on the new chip. Chow says he wants to get them ready for the undetermined point in the future when this exotic kind of cloud computer is ready for practical use.

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