IBM has just started a new division, IBM Q, in order to start working on quantum computers. Although the technology to enable quantum computers are still in research phase, IBM executives believe that the current results are sufficiently promising, in order to start working. The company will, for now, create the infrastructure to work on Quantum Computers, such as creating APIs and simulators.
Quantum Computers can be millions of times faster than even the most powerful traditional computers that we use today, because their calculations are not based on logic gates of transformators, such as 1s and 0s, but they work on the principal of electrons being able to exist in different quantum states at the same time.
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