Quantum computers have improved, in some cases they cannot completely get rid of the shackles of traditional computers. However, IBM may make them more practical.
The technological pioneer found a way to combine the new program execution environment Qiskit with “classical” and quantum computing, which can increase the speed of tasks that rely on iterative circuits to perform by 100 times. IBM said that the calculations that now take several months will only take a few hours.
Qiskit itself allows more circuits to run at a “much faster” speed and can store quantum programs so that other users can run them. However, it will also upload programs to conventional hardware located next to the quantum machine.
Before you ask, this is not a real deception-this is to reduce the delay between the user’s computer and the quantum chip.
IBM is expected to release Qiskit sometime in 2021. Its roadmap will also enable quantum systems to deal with a wider range of circuits by 2022, thereby addressing greater computational challenges.
The new control system and library in 2023 will help IBM achieve its goal of operating systems with 1,000 or more qubits, bringing the company closer to “quantum advantage”, under which the technology can at least be more efficient than traditional hardware Or handle certain tasks more cost-effectively.
The company quickly realized that there was still a long way to go. It compares current quantum technologies to the earliest computers-that is, they require a lot of manual programming and take a long time to complete what now seems trivial.
Ideally, Qiskit and improved hardware will lead to a day where anyone can use quantum computing, even if it is via a remote mainframe.