IBM announced today that it plans to build industry-first commercially available universal quantum computing systems

Technologies that currently run on classical computers can only help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data.
By Ian Marsh | Mar 06, 2017
The IBM Cloud platform will be used to deliver the 'IBM Q' quantum systems and services.

Quantum computers will provide solutions to problems such as where patterns are not visible because the data is non-existent.

They will also deal with the possibilities that users need to explore to get the answers that are too enormous to be processed by classical computers.

Technologies that currently run on classical computers can only help find patterns and insights buried in vast amounts of existing data.

The IBM Quantum Experience makes it possible for anyone to IBM's quantum processor via the IBM Cloud. Users can run algorithms and experiments and work with the individual quantum bits. They can also explore tutorials and simulations that are not within the possibilities of quantum computing.

"IBM has invested over decades to growing the field of quantum computing, and we are committed to expanding access to quantum systems and their powerful capabilities for the science and business communities, " said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director for IBM research.

Krishna added that he believes quantum computing will provide the next modern set of services via the IBM Cloud platform.

He added that quantum computing has the promise to be the next major technology that has the potential a new era of innovations across industries.

The IBM Quantum will be designed to deal with problems that are currently believed to be too complex and exponential in nature to be handled by classic computing.

Such tasks include untangling the complexity of molecular and chemical interactions, potentially leading to the discovery of new medicines and materials.

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