- Jul 2, 2014
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- The 24-qubit Wuyuan is based on superconducting chip technology and was delivered to an unknown user more than a year ago
- Company founder Guo Guoping says the technology will produce visible benefits to daily life within three to five years
The country’s first practical quantum computer – the 24-qubit Wuyuan, based on superconducting chip technology – was delivered to an unnamed user more than a year ago, the science ministry’s newspaper Science and Technology Daily said.
It was the first official confirmation that this disruptive technology – which uses elemental particles called qubits to replace the 0 and 1 used in traditional computing – has been used in a real-life application in China. No details were given of the user or the computer’s potential applications.
The 24-bit Wuyuan is based on superconducting chip technology and was delivered to an unknown user more than a year ago.