An international team of scientists claimed to have produced a real blueprint to actually build a large-scale quantum computer -- super-fast machines that can revolutionize computing and solve problems that existing computers can’t.
Scientists have long been trying to harness the world of quantum mechanics but the challenges of creating practical, large-scale models have kept thus far the quantum technology confined to laboratories.
Now, a team of scientists led by Winfried Hensinger of the University of Sussex, claimed, “We have produced a construction plan - a real blueprint to actually build a large-scale quantum computer.”
In existing, classical computers takes “bit” as the unit of information and can measure any value using either 0 or 1. But in a quantum system, the qubit (quantum bit) can be both 0 and 1 at the same time.
Hensinger said their latest work provided a long sought-after solution by drawing on a range of applied science approaches to pull together the blueprint for a “universal” quantum machine - the one that would be able to tackle a wide-ranging array of complex problems.
The scientists detailed the new blueprint for creating quantum computers, based on a modular design, in the most recent edition of the journal Science Advances.