China beats Google to claim the world's most powerful quantum computer

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By Matthew Sparkes

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The Zuchongzhi quantum computer

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A squad successful China has demonstrated that it has the world’s astir almighty quantum computer, leapfrogging the erstwhile grounds holder, Google.

Jian-Wei Pan astatine the University of Science and Technology of China successful Hefei and his colleagues accidental their quantum machine has solved a occupation successful conscionable implicit an hr that would instrumentality the world’s astir almighty classical supercomputer 8 years to crack, and whitethorn yet beryllium susceptible of exponentially higher performance.

The problem, which has go a benchmark successful quantum computing, involves simulating a quantum …

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