IBM has ambitions to build a million-qubit quantum computer. To get there, it is building a fridge bigger than anything commercially available. 15 December 2020
- IBM has set out a roadmap to develop larger qubit systems – from its current quantum computer of 64 qubits to a 1-million-qubit.
- To move to a million-plus qubit machine, IBM is developing a dilution refrigerator, which would be larger than any currently available commercially
Say GoldenEye and the 1995 James Bond movie comes to mind, not a giant refrigerator.
But that’s the name computing giant IBM has given to a new refrigeration system in development designed to house the world’s first 1-million-qubit quantum computer.
At 10 feet tall and six feet wide, GoldenEye will go to a temperature of around 15 milli-kelvins or -459 Fahrenheit – or colder than outer space. These are the temperatures required to slow down the movement of atoms, so qubits can hold value.Continue reading… “IBM ‘super-fridge’ aims to solve quantum computer cooling problem”