IBM quantum computer to be on display at Maekyung-IBM Think Summit in Seoul

2019.05.16 13:57:09 | 2019.05.20 16:44:10

IBM`s first commercial quantum computer will be displayed for the first time in South Korea on June 11. It has a cryostat in the middle to cool the quantum chip that should be held at -273 degrees centigrade. [photo by IBM]이미지 확대

IBM`s first commercial quantum computer will be displayed for the first time in South Korea on June 11. It has a cryostat in the middle to cool the quantum chip that should be held at -273 degrees centigrade. [photo by IBM]

A model of the world’s first integrated quantum system for scientific and commercial use, built by global computing giant IBM, will be displayed at the 2nd Maekyung-IBM Think Summit KOREA for the first time in South Korea.

IBM unveiled its quantum computing system at Think Conference 2018 in Las Vegas and showcased the first fully integrated commercial quantum computer called the Q System One at CES 2019 in January. It will be unveiled in Korea for the first time during the 2nd Maekyung-IBM Think Summit KOREA that will kick off on June 11 in Seoul. 

Out of total 12 IBM laboratories around the world, four labs in Tokyo, Melbourne, Tenerife and Yorktown have IBM Q Computation Center that houses the company’s most advanced quantum computers.

Unlike traditional computers that store information as binary 0 and 1 states, quantum computers rely on quantum bits called qubits to have enough computational power to solve problems above a certain size and complexity that classical computing will be never able to tackle.

For instance, a quantum computer could calculate prime factors in just 100 seconds, a task that would take one billion years to solve with a conventional super computer. It also could break conventional cryptography based on complex algorithms almost immediately, bringing disruptions in every industry.

Maekyung Media Group will hold its second Think Summit KOREA in Seoul on June 11, where prominent figures in the ICT industry will gather together to share their insights on the industrial revolution under the theme of “The Next Chapter of Digital Reinvention.”

By Shin Chan-ok and Choi Mira

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