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IBM builds 127qubit chip

November 15, 2021

To simulate Eagle you would need more classical bits than there are atoms in every human being on the planet, says IBM.

‘We had to combine and improve upon techniques developed in previous generations of IBM Quantum processors in order to develop a processor architecture including advanced 3D packaging techniques that we’re confident can form the backbone of processors up to and including our planned 1000+ qubit Condor processor,’ says the IBM statement, ‘Eagle is based upon our heavy-hexagonal qubit layout as debuted with our Falcon processor, where qubits connect with either two or three neighbours as if sitting upon the edges and corners of tessellated hexagons.This particular connectivity decreased the potential for errors caused by interactions between neighbouring quits – providing significant boosts in yielding functional processors.’

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