August 21, 2023
BEIJING – China Mobile and China Electronics Technology Group Corp launched on Saturday China’s largest quantum computing cloud platform, the first system-level platform in the industry to achieve unified hybrid scheduling of quantum computing and general computing power.
The move proves that quantum computing in China is gradually moving toward a practical stage, China Mobile said in a statement. The platform was unveiled at 2023 China Computational Conference in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region.
China Mobile said it has taken the lead in providing public quantum computing cloud services, which links China Electronics Technology Group Corp’s 20-qubit quantum computer, to provide an open quantum fusion computing power testing environment, which can provide strong support for universities, enterprises, and researchers to carry out quantum algorithm experiments.
A classical computing bit can have a value of either 0 or 1, but a qubit can have a value that is either 0, 1 or a quantum superposition of 0 and 1. This gives quantum computers the ability to process some equations and algorithms exponentially faster than classical computers.
The quantum computing cloud platform can quickly respond and solve complex computing problems in multiple fields such as artificial intelligence, biomedicine, intelligent transportation, aerospace, and more, China Mobile added.