IBM says its new quantum chip can’t be simulated by classic supercomputers | Engadget

Its a design the company says allows for a significant increase in computing power.One aspect of Eagle the company isnt talking about at the moment is quantum volume. Clearly, the companys new processor is powerful, but qubits dont tell the whole story here.Whats also notable about Eagle is that IBM is not claiming quantum supremacy. On Monday, the company unveiled Eagle, a 127 qubit quantum processor. According to the company, its a step toward that milestone, but the processor is not yet at the point where it can solve problems that classical computers cannot. Last October, Honeywell claimed its System Model H1 had a quantum volume of 128 with just 10 connected qubits. For reference, earlier in the year IBM announced a 27 qubit system with a then industry-leading quantum volume of 64. IBM is crediting the breakthrough to a new design that puts the processors control components on multiple physical levels while the qubits are located on a single layer.
IBM claims it has taken a major step toward practical quantum computation. On Monday, the company unveiled Eagle, a 127 qubit quantum processor. IBM claims its the first such processor that cant be s… [+2319 chars]