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quantum computer

n.
A computer that exploits the quantum mechanical properties of subatomic particles to allow a single operation to act on a large amount of data.

quantum computer

n
(Computer Science) a type of computer which uses the ability of quantum systems to be in many different states at once, thus allowing it to perform many different computations simultaneously
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A quantum computer can take various forms -- they could even run on a liquid or gas medium rather than a computer chip.
But until recently, that possibility has remained only theoretical, as no one has known how to build a quantum computer, much less program one.
The development ofa large-scale quantum computer could place many encryption systems at risk, according to the committee.
Last week I visited the same lab, where my hosts showed me the world's first quantum computer that can handle 50 quantum bits, or qubits, which it unveiled in November.
That prevents a quantum computer from going arbitrarily fast and results in an overall quantum speed limit.
IBM subsequently surpassed this benchmark in November by announcing a quantum computer that handles 50 qubits--yet the announcement still doesn't mean quantum computing is ready for common use.
All the same, scientists have been working on developing a working quantum computer for years now, and the frenzied competition to be the first has yielded a new record - a 53-qubit quantum simulator.
The team from the University of New South Wales say they have invented a new chip design based on a new type of quantum bit, the basic unit of information in a quantum computer, known as a qubit.
make 'gates', to control when and how the quantum computer works.
Now an international race is on to see who can create the first working quantum computer and to put it to beneficial uses.
A trapped-ion quantum computer would consist of an array of X-junctions with quantum bits formed by individual ions that are trapped above the surface of the quantum chip (shown in grey).
Davide is a quantum computer research scientist for the Universities Space Research Association.

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