Mar 8, 2016

Gates thinks quantum computing in the cloud may come in a decade

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, materials, quantum physics

I don’t believe that we’re a decade away given the advancements around Quantum infrastructure work such the Quantum Internet and Platform. Too much progress is showing me within the next 7 to 8 years is a possibility especially with the race that we’re all in.

Bill Gates did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit Tuesday and said that there’s a chance within six to ten years that “cloud computing will offer super-computation by using quantum.”

“It could help users solve some very important science problems, including materials and catalyst design,” Gates wrote.

Quantum computing could help users analyze very large amounts of data quicker than they can do now with processor-based computers. While D-Wave offers quantum computing hardware, there is some debate over whether the products actually achieve quantum computing. Gates noted that Microsoft and others are working on quantum computing but steered clear of any debate about whether actual systems are on the market now.

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