A group of Google scientists led by John Martinis announced the creation of the world’s most powerful quantum computer, which is capable of performing calculations that are beyond the reach of the most modern supercomputers. This was reported by the Financial Times on September 20, citing a report that the company distributed for a short time, but then removed.
In the statement, in particular, it was noted that the processor managed to carry out the calculation for which the most powerful existing in the world computer “Summit” from IBM would take about 10 thousand years.
It takes years of development to really demonstrate the usefulness of quantum computers. However, experts consider it an important step on the way to a full-scale computing process.
According to James Clarke, Intel’s Director of Hardware, this development has a high degree of importance because it will allow to further promote the potential of quantum computing. He also noted that achieving a “commercially viable” quantum computer will require the development of many scientific fields.
Google declined any comments on the Financial Times article.