"Steampunk Chandelier" - pictures of a 50-qubit quantum computer

IBM brought the core of their 50-qubit quantum computer to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

The unit is primarily a large cooling and “noise” reduction system, bringing the temperature down to “ten-thousandths of a degree above absolute zero”.

It’s pretty cool to look at, and cooler still to consider how computers like these will one day crack the sorts of problems that the very best traditional computers can’t hope to achieve.

Via OLDaily, which helps feed our staff’s reading habits.