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Japan's quantum computer to open online for research this month

Superfast computing powers to be accessible through cloud

Riken's quantum computer will operate in extremely low temperatures to maximize processing speeds. (Photo courtesy of Riken)

TOKYO -- Japan's first domestically built quantum computer will become accessible online at the end of the month, the Riken research institute said Thursday, allowing companies and universities to tap its ultrafast computing powers for a wide range of research projects.

Riken, which is backed by the government, will let a broad spectrum of corporations and universities access the machine. Startups may be able to acquire expertise in quantum computing applications.

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