Scientists develop world’s first scalable quantum computer

Quantum Computing is the technology which will change our lives in the future. It will have greater processing power and will do tasks in a fraction of the time required by most modern electronic computing machines. Quantum computing is based on Photons and can work efficiently with fiber optic technology. It will have broad applications in the field of medicine, defense, telecommunication and financial service.

Scientists at the University of Innsbruck in Austria have announced the creation of world’s first scalable quantum computer. Quantum Computing is still a long way from reality, but research is proceeding in the right direction.

Quantum computing research is now in an advanced stage and something which was hypothetical in the last decade has become a possibility. However, how will this transform into something which is useful for the enterprise? According to Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, quantum cloud computing could become a reality in the coming decade. The promising technology will augment the capacity of modern day computers by many times it present abilities. Enterprise and science will benefit immensely with this technology saving time and increase efficiency. It is the reason most IT giants like Google and IBM are investing heavily in this technology.

Quantum Computing also opens avenues for solving problems which are deemed impossible for the present day computers. The ability to stop light which has been achieved by lead researcher Jesse Everett is a significant breakthrough and will pave for the development of future quantum computers. Everett’s discovery was successfully replicated, and a light trap was created by shining lasers into ultracold atomic vapor. The thrust of the research is to change the phase of a second photon and utilize it to make a quantum logic gate which can serve as the building block of a quantum computer.

Quantum Cloud Computing has the potential to take care of a lot of issues from seeking out distant planets, developing more advanced drugs, making autonomous public transport possible to name a few. The computing equivalent of bits is known as ‘qubits’ in quantum computing.