The Eagle processor follows the company's qubit Hummingbird, unveiled in , and the qubit Falcon, in In , IBM was the first company to put quantum computing on to the cloud, opening up access to the machines for more users. It says that it is still in an experimental stage and that it is being explored for now. Subscribe to our newsletter Sign up to theTechRadar Pro newsletter to get all the top news, opinion, features and guidance your business needs to succeed! Beyond what any classical computer could ever accomplish, this processor has the potential to operate intricate quantum circuits. On his blog, the quantum computing expert added that information released so far by IBM lacked key parameters he used to assess quantum-computing progress. Although plenty has been said about the potential of quantum computers, which exploit a phenomenon known as superposition to perform calculations extremely quickly, the reality is that current systems are incapable of outstripping traditional supercomputers on a consistent basis.