In a recent research, a team of international scientists, led by Professor Winfried Hensinger (University of Sussex) has introduced the first blueprint for building a quantum computer- the most powerful computer ever. This project was a collaborative study between University of Sussex (UK), Google, Siegen University (Germany), RIKEN (Japan), and Aarhus University.
It is believed to be a huge step towards the construction of large scale quantum computers that would revolutionise industry, science and commerce just the way it has been led by the invention of ordinary computers. However, this large machine would be much more powerful and would solve problems much faster than any other existing computer.
This new invention would allow transmission of quantum bits individual quantum computing modules that would help in obtaining a fully modular large-scale machine with the potential of reaching nearly arbitrary large computational processing powers.
Once constructed, the quantum computers would be able to address various issues like solving queries in Science, creating lifesaving medicines, resolve various scientific problems, disclose the mysteries of deepest space, and above all find solutions to the problems that a regular computer could take billions of years to compute.
As a follow-up to the blueprint, the team is going to build a prototype quantum computer based on the design which is a part of UK Government’s plan to develop quantum technologies aimed at industrial exploitation. The effort is to make use of this invention to replace billions of laser beams needed for quantum computing operations with a simple application of voltages to a microchip.
However, the new machine with an endless scope of utilization is not going to be small in size. In fact, it would occupy a large building equipped with sophisticated vacuum apparatus featuring integrated quantum computing silicon microchips that carry individual charged atoms (ions) using electric fields. The blueprint has been made public so as to encourage scientists across the world to collaborate and develop a revolutionary quantum machine.
As per Prof Winfried Hensinger, head of Ion Quantum Technology Group, “For many years, people said that it was completely impossible to construct an actual quantum computer. With our work we have not only shown that it can be done but now we are delivering a nuts and bolts construction plan to build an actual large-scale machine.”
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