Google's new quantum computer takes only a few minutes to complete the tasks that the world's best supercomputers will take for several millennia. The media learned of this after NASA "accidentally" shared the company's research.
Software engineers at Google have built the world's most powerful computer, according to Financial Times and Fortune on Friday, citing the company's now-deleted scientific documentation. The document is said to have been published on a NASA-hosted site that partnered with Google but was later silently downloaded, without explanation.
Google and NASA declined to comment. However, a source at the IT giant told Fortune that NASA had "accidentally" released the document before its team could verify its findings.
According to research, Google claims they need the new quantum processor in only about 200 seconds to calculate that existing supercomputers will take about 10,000 years to complete. They also stated that it takes only 30 seconds for the processor to complete a task that the Google Cloud server needs to complete 50 trillion hours.
Quantum calculations make it possible to evaluate several possibilities at once and to perform complex calculations that are not possible on normal computers. So, if that proves to be true, Google's new processor will be a real breakthrough, taking the hard way to giants like Microsoft, IBM and Intel, all of whom are competing in the construction of quantum processors.
Quantum processors will help create new, sophisticated chemicals and develop next-level artificial intelligence, among other things.
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