Honeywell Says It Has Built The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

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The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer
The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

Honeywell Says It Has Built The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer

Honeywell Says It Has Built The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer. In the race to the future of quantum computing, Honeywell has just secured a fresh lead.

The North Carolina-based conglomerate announced Thursday that it has produced the world’s fastest quantum computer, at least twice as powerful as the existing computers operated by IBM and Google.

The machine, located in a 1,500-square-foot high-security storage facility in Boulder, Colorado, consists of a stainless steel chamber about the size of basketball that is cooled by liquid helium at a temperature just above absolute zero, the point at which atoms stop vibrating. Within that chamber, individual atoms floating above a computer chip are targeted with lasers to perform calculations. Honeywell Says It Has Built The World’s Most Powerful Quantum Computer.

While people have studied the potential of quantum computing for decades, that is, building machines with the ability to complete calculations beyond the limits of classic computers and supercomputers, the sector has until recently been limited to the intrigue of research groups at tech companies such as IBM and Google.