Dell CTO See Vacuum Tube Era Technology and Quantum Computing Parallels

Dell Technologies on democratizing 5G and the future of quantum computing

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+  When asked during a media session what Dell Technologies was doing in the quantum computing space, Dell said “it could go either way”.

We’re watching it closely, we’re involved in it, but if you’re worried about changing your entire IT architecture and your strategy and your investment portfolio because of quantum — don’t do that. … we will let you know — my commitment to Michael is I’ll give him two to three years notice before he has to decide to do R&D in this space and that’s not happening.”

+  “There are three conditions that have to be true before any kind of adoption.”

+  The first, he said, is an industry-wide agreement on a quantum computing architecture, which is yet to happen with sufficient scale; the second is that quantum computing has to be made to work in the real world.

+  “We have huge activity going on in the industry around trapped ions, trapped charged particles, trapped photons, that work has not been done — it is too esoteric to do,” he continued.

+  The third is the development of a software framework and how quantum will be experienced.

+  “The good news is all three of those are happening, we’re working with most of those companies — I just did a bit of a tour a couple of weeks ago with most of the quantum startups in the world and they are basically on a journey that over the next, let’s say five years, we will start to see incremental breakthroughs. They will be very, very narrow — kind of like the equivalent of like vacuum tube era of technology is what’s happening now,” Roese said.

Source:  ZD Net.  Asha Barbaschow,  Dell Technologies on democratising 5G and the future of quantum computing…

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