back to article A diverse range of processing units linked via interconnects. Sounds familiar? Yes, it's IBM's quantum computing

Huge, monolithic quantum computers aren't in IBM's vision of the technology. Rather, the IT giant sees parallel, distributed systems made up of different kinds of quantum computing units working in unison. The tech titan said its new IBM Quantum System Two, announced on Monday, is its first step in its data-center-style …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Interconnect - Like Spooky Action at a Distance?

    or like inscribing it on papyrus and delivering it by camel?

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    It’s a Great Plan with Command&Control of Prime Novel Ingredients Guaranteeing Everything Different

    Rather, the IT giant [IBM] sees parallel, distributed systems made up of different kinds of quantum computing units working in unison.

    Are the chances of that being a reality any better than that of all of the nations on the planet working in unison to save humanity from the ravages of man-made climate change?

    That is not to say that such is not a very valid and practical option by way of a build methodology for a massive distributed quantum computer system but ensuring units work in quantum communication unison in support and reinforcement of mutually beneficial agreed goals surely will have similar difficulties to the above aforementioned nations/climate change dilemma.

    Greater success may be easier easily delivered though if an IT giant is able to/responsible and accountable for providing all necessarily superior quantum computing units although of course then will a vast see of parasites conspire for a piece of the monopoly position prosecution and persecution pie with all manner of strange tales unfurled and raised as red flags in much the same way as was/is done in the case of China and Huawei regarding earlier advancing generations of communication.... 1G/2G/3G/4G/5G/6G etc etc.

    And all of that is relative to and dependent upon the fact that quantum computing/communications control units are not ultimately of a hardware base but rather more a morph and a clone of an advanced software program/Almighty AI Project.

  3. Lucy in the Sky (with Diamonds)

    Massive Quantum?

    "...a massive distributed quantum computer system..."

    An incredibly huge thing, that is all over the place, yet it is so tiny that it cannot be seen.

    Our ancestors sold talismans, amulets, bones of saints and even snake oil. Yummy snake oil, although probably for external use...

    Today, they would be selling quantum computing powered by cold fusion.

    And I know a Nigerian prince, who has the funds to make it all happen...

  4. Steve K Silver badge

    BOFH plot...

    I can almost hear SImon Travaglia plotting the BOFH episode involving access to a cryogenic cooling system in the basement of their office...

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