Google has the qubit unit between its teeth

Quantum computing may not mean much to most users, but the extraordinary increase in speed that Google has achieved will affect us all

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
27th October, 2019

One small step for Google, one giant leap for computing. The IT behemoth has claimed that a computer has achieved ‘quantum supremacy’ for the first time, essentially outperforming conventional forms of computing and bringing a tangible element to the much-hyped field of quantum computing.

The Sycamore processor developed by Google performed a function in 200 seconds that would take the world’s most powerful supercomputers 10,000 years to complete. Even with the numbers in...

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