China launches cloud-based quantum computing operating system software to challenge U.S. in technology

Feb. 23, 2021
Quantum computers achieve their immense power by replacing traditional bits with qubits, which can function as both a '1' and a '0' at the same time.

BEIJING – A Chinese startup has launched the country's first homegrown operating system for a quantum computer, challenging the dominance of the United States in the development of the next-generation machines. The Independent reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

23 Feb. 2021 -- Origin Quantum, based in the eastern province of Anhui, unveiled its Origin Pilot operating system software earlier this month, according to local media, in what is the latest in a series of quantum computing breakthroughs coming out of China.

Quantum computers hold the potential to radically transform everything from space exploration to the curing and treatment of disease thanks to their vast power compared to current computing systems.

Military uses for stealth aircraft and communications has led to warnings that quantum computing innovations could transform warfare, with leading computing commentator Martin Giles describing competition between the U.S. and China as a quantum arms race.

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