IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing

Don't expect your business to run on quantum computing this year. Or next year either.

Five years? That's likely, Anthony Annunziata, IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) Q Network Global Leader, tells Light Reading.

Or, more precisely, IBM sees the first commercial applications for quantum computing emerging in five years, probably in chemistry or materials science, he says. Other possible applications include financial data and global logistics.

Exploring quantum computing for high-energy physics

On 5–6 November, CERN hosted a first-of-its kind workshop on quantum computing in high-energy physics (HEP). The event was organised by CERN openlab, a public–private partnership between CERN and leading ICT companies established to accelerate the development of computing technologies needed by the LHC research community.