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Quantum computers are machines that use the properties of quantum physics to store data and perform computation. In a classical (or conventional) computer, information is stored as bits; in a quantum computer, it is stored as qubits (quantum bits). According to sciencedaily.com, “basic principle of quantum computation is that the quantum properties can be used to represent and structure data, and that quantum mechanisms can be devised and built to perform operations with this data”.

On June 18, 2020, Honeywell declared that it had the highest performing quantum computer with a quantum value of 64 that was twice as powerful as the next alternative in the industry. As per information on its official website, “there is a lot of equipment to control the quantum computer. Control systems are necessary to precisely manipulate the hundreds of independent electrical signals required to move the ions (qubits) in the intricate dance used for quantum information algorithms. Since the operations are all done with lasers, a multitude of optics are aligned across the optical tables, each specified for the correct color of light. All of this infrastructure takes up roughly two large optical tables (approximately 5 feet wide and 20 feet long), a significant space since the true …

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