The Institute for Technological Innovation begins building the first ever quantum computer in the region – UAE – news and reports

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The Institute of Technology Innovation in Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading research and development centers focused on applied research, has unveiled the refrigeration system, the initial framework for a quantum computer being assembled in Abu Dhabi.

The institute’s Quantum Research Center is leading this high-profile, advanced technology project that aims to enable the world to harness the power of quantum computers by developing a supercomputer with superior computing power..

Two helium-using extension refrigerators arrived from Finland earlier this week in huge wooden boxes. These refrigerators are an essential component that uses helium isotopes to cool quantum chips, or the brain of a computer, and preserve quantum information.

The expansion refrigerator consists of six levels, where the upper level corresponds to the room temperature, while the temperature drops steadily at the lower levels so that the device can achieve an extremely low temperature of 10 milliKelvin, one hundredth of the temperature of the outer space which is considered The optimum temperature for quantum chips to operate.

A quantum computer uses quantum mechanics phenomena such as “superposition” and “entanglement” to generate and control subatomic particles, such as electrons or photons, which are quantum parts also known as “qubits”, to provide many times more powerful processing power that can perform complex calculations that normally take It takes longer to solve even using the world’s most powerful classic supercomputers.

Traditional computers use bits arranged as groups of ones and zeros, while quantum computers use qubits in which particles can exist in two states at the same time, thus increasing their computing power by allowing them to evaluate multiple outcomes simultaneously..

Once the quantum computer is completed, it will help in various fields in discovering new drugs, designing better batteries and inventing several applications based on artificial intelligence.

The Institute of Technology Innovation aims, through these ambitious quantitative projects, to reach leadership in advanced technology in the region, and to ensure the progress of the UAE into a strong knowledge-based society..

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