Google's new quantum computer is reportedly spending just a few minutes doing what the world's best supercomputers would take thousands of years. The media learned about it after NASA "accidentally" shared the company's research.
Google's software engineers built the world's most powerful computer, the Financial Times and Fortune magazine reported Friday, citing the company's now-distant research paper. The paper is said to have been published on a NASA-hosted website that works with Google, but is subsequently tacitly discontinued without explanation.
Google and NASA have refused to comment on the matter. However, one source within the IT giant told Fortune that NASA "accidentally" published the paper before their team could review its findings.
It is reported that Google's new quantum processor only takes about 200 seconds to make calculations for their execution existing supercomputers would take about 10,000 years. It takes the processor just 30 seconds to complete a task that the Google Cloud server would need to complete in 50 trillion hours.
Quantum Computing allows you to evaluate multiple options simultaneously and perform complex calculations that are not possible on regular computers. If this turns out to be true, Google's new processor would be a real breakthrough paving the way for giants like Microsoft, IBM, and Intel, all competing to build quantum processors.
Quantum processors will help develop new, advanced chemicals, including developing next-generation artificial intelligence.
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