Google researchers say their quantum computer can perform calculations beyond the capabilities of other computers today. This is a long-awaited moment by scientists – reports Financial Times.
The document seen by “FT”, which was briefly published by NASA, confirmed that the processor created by Google was able to perform complex calculations in three minutes and 20 seconds. Similar bills to an ordinary computer would take about 10,000 years.
In this way, scientists have proved that the level of development of quantum computers, which was impossible until recently, has been reached today. According to the Financial Times, for now the system can do only one, extremely complicated calculation and the use of quantum machines to solve practical problems remains a matter of years.
However, Google researchers called their achievement “a milestone towards full-scale quantum computing” while adding that the power of similar machines will increase at an accelerated pace.
The document published by NASA was removed and the company declined to comment on this matter.