Quantum computing is still pretty mysterious, but data center operators have real practical questions about them.

At the moment, most quantum computers are available on cloud services such as Amazon's Braket, but quantum proponents say they will become more widespread, and even be installed in regular data centers.

When that happens, what installation and support will be required? And how much cooling will they need?

Chris Monroe, chief scientist at IonQ, gives us the answers, along with plenty of other solid facts about an emerging technology that can seem as illusory as Schrodinger's cat. 

It turns out that quantum computing is reaching a point where lots of us could soon start to use it. The market may have to choose from an array of different kinds of quantum bits (or "qubits"), but it is quite likely that a brand new quantum computer could fit into a couple of racks of your classical data center.

Don't believe us? Let Chris explain...