China Claims Quantum Supremacy With Computer Reported to Be 10 Billion Times Faster Than Google’s Prototype
(Gadgets.ndtv) Chinese researchers have announced a breakthrough represents a quantum computational advantage known as quantum supremacy and have claimed their new prototype is able to process 10 billion times faster than Google’s prototype, according to a Xinhua report.
Google said last year it has built a computer that could perform a computation in 200 seconds that would take the fastest supercomputers about 10,000 years, reaching quantum supremacy. The Chinese researchers claim their new prototype is able to process 10 billion times faster than Google’s prototype, according to the Xinhua report.
Xi Jinping’s government is building a $10 billion (roughly Rs. 73,700 crores) National Laboratory for Quantum Information Sciences as part of a big push in the field. In the US, the Trump administration provided $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,400 crores) in funding to research into artificial intelligence and quantum information earlier this year and has sought to take credit for Google’s 2019 breakthrough.
The Chinese researchers have built a quantum computer prototype that is able to detect up to 76 photons through Gaussian boson sampling, a standard simulation algorithm, the state-run Xinhua news agency said. That’s exponentially faster than existing supercomputers.
NOTE: New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV), the source of this article is an Indian television media company