April 25, 2024

Google’s quantum computer can complete tasks beyond the reach of any classic supercomputer

Google’s quantum computer can complete tasks beyond the reach of any classic supercomputer

Google researchers claim that the new quantum computer is, for the first time, capable of performing tasks beyondavailable even to the fastest classic supercomputers.

Thus, the company has developed a 53-bit quantuma computer for calculating math problems in 200 seconds called Sycamore. According to the article, it would take the world's fastest supercomputers more than 10,000 years to solve this same problem. Sycamore's ability to perform fast calculations makes it useful for creating verifiable random numbers, optimization, machine learning, and more.

While conventional computers storeinformation in bits (1 or 0), quantum computers use quantum bits that can be both 1 and 0 at the same time. This so-called “superposition” state allows quantum computers to achieve speeds that classical computers cannot achieve.

However, at the moment, a quantum computerGoogle is still unable to run well-known quantum algorithms, such as the Shore algorithm, which, if implemented, could pose a threat to the existing public key encryption scheme.