Google has developed a revolutionary quantum computer that is able to make instant calculations, The Telegraph reports. Current supercomputers would take roughly 47 years to complete these calculations. This breakthrough is meant to showcase just how powerful these experimental computers can be, and how they’re able to outperform more conventional supercomputers.
The team behind the breakthrough utilized Google’s latest revision to conduct a study, which found that the computer was able to complete calculations in recording timing, something that the findings, which are published on the pre-press server arXiv, would take decades using standard computers. These findings, if true, could give us the first example of quantum dominance.
The researchers used an upgraded version of Sycamore, a quantum computer that Google originally debuted in 2019. This version has 70 qubits at its disposal and features a processor that is more than 241 million times as powerful as the previous version. This experiment was designed to see how Google’s new quantum computer compares to traditional and standard supercomputers.
The results, obviously, are exciting, especially as companies like Google continue to develop quantum technology meant to push our ability to process things even further. This competition, as they refer to it, is really meant to answer two big questions.
First are there well-defined boundaries in the area where the exponentially huge Hilbert space can be leveraged, and is this region influenced by noisy quantum processors? More importantly, is it possible to establish a test that probes the boundaries of the regions.
The current findings show that Google’s latest quantum computer revision was able to make calculations that would normally take Frontier, the world’s leading supercomputer, over 47 years to complete. It’s a huge breakthrough that could very well put quantum computers even higher on the list of priority machines for many computers, especially as AI continues to take off and people look for ways to improve progress and productivity.
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