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Touring Quantum Computing Lab

Recently, I enjoyed touring the IBM Quantum Lab with Dr. Olivia Lanes. Note six concepts to understand about Quantum Computing include:







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And climate change due to pollution is a big issue today, most interesting as I also found that Quantum Computers use significantly less energy than classical supercomputers.

Classic Supercomputers can consume megawatts (millions of watts) of energy, with some reaching close to 30 megawatts.

Quantum Computers: In comparison, even the most powerful quantum computers currently in operation use only around 10-25 kilowatts (thousands of watts). This is a thousand-fold difference, far less energy is than required for classic computers.

There are two reasons for this:

Different Architecture: Classic Supercomputers are essentially giant networks of conventional processors, which are inherently less energy-efficient. While Quantum computers use fundamentally different principles, and require far less power to operate.

Scalability: While classical computer energy use scales directly with processing power, quantum computers don't necessarily follow the same trend. Even large quantum computers with many qubits (quantum bits) are projected to use significantly less energy than today's classic supercomputers.


Quantum Computing is an evolving field, and research on improving efficiency is ongoing. But all progress indicates that Quantum Computers will become a major component in a variety of industries by 2030 such as finance, pharmaceutical, logistics, healthcare, engineering simulation models, automated manufacturing, wealth management and aerospace. You might dig deeper in my Quantum Computing Guide available online.

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