Forums - General Discussion - Google Quantum computer: 200 seconds for what the best supercomputer would require 10,000 years

It is becoming a reality you guys:

"Our machine performed the target computation in 200 seconds, and from measurements in our experiment we determined that it would take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000 years to produce a similar output," Google researchers said in a blog post about the work.


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IBM has something to say about it.

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/ibm-disputes-google-quantum-supremacy-supercomputers

Basically, the mathematical problem which Google claimed to solve much faster is merely severely memory-starved, and using hard drive disks to complement RAM speeds up the application on a conventional supercomputer to less than three days - and probably much faster if the memory bottleneck could be dealt with.

Either way, no need to prepare your wallet for anything, since I doubt there are many algorythms in gaming etc. that would ever benefit from quantum speedup. Quantum computers aren't quite "the same thing, but faster" in the way transistors were compared to vacuum tubes.



 

 

 

 

 

haxxiy said:
IBM has something to say about it.

https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/ibm-disputes-google-quantum-supremacy-supercomputers

Basically, the mathematical problem which Google claimed to solve much faster is merely severely memory-starved, and using hard drive disks to complement RAM speeds up the application on a conventional supercomputer to less than three days - and probably much faster if the memory bottleneck could be dealt with.

Either way, no need to prepare your wallet for anything, since I doubt there are many algorythms in gaming etc. that would ever benefit from quantum speedup. Quantum computers aren't quite "the same thing, but faster" in the way transistors were compared to vacuum tubes.

200s vs 3 days isnt such a big gap



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