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The world's most powerful supercomputer

A team of researchers led by an experimental physicist from the University of California, John Martinis, created a unique task to test the functionality of the Google host computer. In order to solve the problem, an ordinary Turing machine would take as much as 10,000 years, while a quantum computer could complete a complex calculation in just 200 seconds.

The calculation that a quantum computer successfully handled by Google kindly provided to researchers is the quantum equivalent of generating a very long list of random numbers and checking their values ​​a million times. Despite the fact that the result of the test does not bear the possibility of applying it outside the quantum world, it is of great importance in determining the computing power of the device. In addition, the achievement of Google can help in creating even more powerful and secure quantum computers of the future.

It seems that Google has just been able to make a real revolution in computer science. Using a quantum computer software called Sycamore, a Google spokesman announced a "quantum superiority" over the most powerful supercomputers in the world, because it was with Sycamore that they managed to solve a problem that had long been considered almost impossible to solve on conventional computers .


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