IBM eyes ‘seamless integration’ of quantum, classical computing

Blending classical and quantum computing could reduce the cost of quantum calculations and eliminate the need to understand hardware specifics, IBM says.

The number of qubits in quantum computing is expanding. In November, IBM unveiled Eagle, a 127-qubit quantum processor, becoming the first quantum computing provider to break the 100-qubit barrier. The system containing the Eagle processor, called ibm_washington, is available on the cloud, says Bob Sutor, chief quantum exponent at IBM. IBM aims to have a 433-qubit processor by 2022 and a 1,121-qubit processor the following year. 

IBM currently has 23 quantum computers in the cloud with a range

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