Quantum computing uses quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and quantum entanglement, to perform calculations. A quantum computer is fundamentally different from a classic computer. The smallest device in a quantum computer is called a qubit.
In recent years, it has become more and more common to talk about quantum computers, and IT giants such as Google and IBM have been developing such supercomputers for many years.
These machines will therefore not replace classic computers, but will be used alongside them for a few algorithms which are difficult to solve in the classic way, such as the factorisation of numbers and the simulation of quantum mechanical systems.
In the long term, the technology could revolutionise tasks which today's computers spend years performing, such as research into new medicines or the optimisation of urban planning.
It is difficult to understand what actually happens in a quantum computer. Quantum physics is very different from what we encounter on a daily basis. However, although the basis of the technology is difficult to understand, quantum computers are still new and important technology which will affect us in the years to come.
Cegal and Quantum Computing
Cegal does not work with Quantum computing, but we constantly monitor exciting new technology.