The first commercial quantum computer in the world has been made by D Wave Systems Inc. The quantum computer is call the ‘Orion’. It is made up of 16 qubits which is the most ever for a quantum computer. The Orion was built using a superconducting metal called niobium. In order for qubits to maintain their quantum state, they must be cooled. Therefore, the Orion is supercooled to almost absolute zero.
The biggest advantage of the ‘Orion’ is the ability it has to solve NP problems in just a few cycles. The classical computer takes thousands of cycles and gives less accurate solutions. When the ‘Orion’ was demonstrated in Mountain View (Silicon valley), it solved a Sudoku puzzle in seconds!
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