(RT.com) Russia’s atomic energy corporation Rosatom and its partners announced the launch of a lab for the development of a quantum computer earlier this year.
Stanislav Straupe from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at Moscow State University told RT why it’s important. “There are algorithms for computationally intensive tasks that conventional computers are not very good at. And the only way forward with a normal computer is to increase its processing power, making it bigger, increasing the number of cores and processing units – by creating supercomputers the size of buildings, like back in the 1960s.”
He also gave an optimistic vision of how quantum computing can stop traffic hell “…vehicle routing, which involves identifying the shortest routes for all vehicles, so they don’t intersect and create jams, is quite a complex problem that requires some serious optimisation. But quantum algorithms can help a lot.”