What is Quantum Computing?

Quantum computing is essentially harnessing and exploiting the amazing laws of the quantum mechanics to process information. A traditional computer uses long strings of “bits”, which encode either a zero or a one, however a quantum computer uses quantum bits or qubits. Which means they have the potential to process exponentially more information compared to classical computers.

The Machine

Shell

When the computer is operational, it is encased in five casings (like the white one shown at the top of the image) which wrap around the machine. These fit inside each other and act as thermal shields, keeping everything super cold and vacuum-sealed inside.

Nerves

The coils in these photon-carrying cables are more than just a decorative finish. They ease the stresses that results from ­supercooling the interior. Without the coils, the data cables would break.

Skeleton

The gold plates separate the cooling zones. In the first chamber the temperature is just below absolute zero. At the bottom, the chamber plunges to one-hundredth of a kelvin, hundreds of times as cold as outer space.

Heart

Beneath the heat exchangers sits the “mixing chamber”. Which houses different forms of liquid helium, helium-3 and helium-4. Which together through separation and evaporation diffuses the heat.

Brain

The QPU (quantum processing unit) features a gold-plated copper disk with a silicon chip inside that contains the machines brain.

Why is Quantum Different?

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Quantum Computing in Finance

Imagine being able to make calculations that reveal dynamic arbitrage possibilities that competitors are unable to see. Beyond that, greater compliance, employing behavioral data to enhance customer engagement, and faster reaction to market volatility are some of the specific benefits we expect quantum computing to deliver