Another piece of CES 2019 news. This time IBM has presented us the first commercially available quantum computer. While the device will hardly be available to an average user and will probably cost an arm and a leg (we do not know the exacy price), it will still be finally available outside the laboratories’ walls. Quantum computing is based on qubits, which allow the data to exist as both 0’s and 1’s simultaneously, which in turn allows for processing much more complex data. No, I do not understand it either – the gist of the story is that the quantum computer’s processing power is much higher than that of a normal CPU.
Businesses will not have to buy the quantum CPU’s; all they have to do is to use part of the computer’s processing power via a cloud.