Studyphysics Mark Rebate Certificates Forum

Full Version: Google claims 'quantum supremacy' for computer
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.

Google says an advanced computer has achieved "quantum supremacy" for the first time, surpassing the performance of conventional devices.

The technology giant's Sycamore quantum processor was able to perform a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world's best supercomputer 10,000 years to complete. like poof (mindblown)

Scientists have been working on quantum computers for decades because they promise much faster speeds.

The result appears in Nature journal.

In classical computers, the unit of information is called a "bit" and can have a value of either 1 or 0. But its equivalent in a quantum system - the qubit (quantum bit) - can be both 1 and 0 at the same time.

This phenomenon opens the door for multiple calculations to be performed simultaneously. But the qubits need to be synchronised using a quantum effect known as entanglement, which Albert Einstein termed "spooky action at a distance".

It is really fascinating how something can 1 the and also the other, I really wonder how much the first couple technological system made with this processors will be worth. Also, I wonder if this will open up new path  or old paths that were previously unreachable towards technological advancements.
Quantum computers will spur new advancement never before possible. The science and physics behind the quantum computer is immense complex and it would be cool to know how it truly works.