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Has Quantum Just Revolutionized Computing?

Computer experts have been attempting to construct an effective quantum computer for more than 20 years. Companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Google have constructed simple machines. There has at last been a breakthrough that paves the way for systems that can tackle complex real-world problems that even the most sophisticated computers now cannot.

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What’s New In The Quantum World?

Scientists have made headway in developing “quantum” multitasking systems that would be significantly more powerful than even the most advanced supercomputers of today.

A team from Sussex University has successfully and rapidly transferred quantum information across computer processors. Currently, systems do a single calculation at a time to solve problems in a linear fashion. In the quantum realm, particles may simultaneously exist in two places, and scientists want to utilize this property to create computers capable of doing several operations simultaneously.

Quantum particles may live millions of kilometers apart and mirror one another’s activity instantaneously.

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We now have devices with incredibly simple microchips. We have developed an extremely potent technology that is capable of addressing some of the most critical challenges confronting companies and society.

Inasmuch as the information degrades and errors are introduced, it has been difficult to carry quantum information between processors quickly and reliably. However, a finding by Prof. Hensinger’s team, which was published in Nature Communications, may have been able to overcome this obstacle.

The team developed a gadget that can carry data across chips at record speeds and with a 99.999993% degree of reliability. This indicates, according to the researchers, that it is theoretically conceivable to combine chips to form a more powerful quantum computer. To build the kind of quantum computer that will be required in the future, you begin by connecting chips the size of your thumbnail until you have something the size of a dinner plate.

The Sussex group has shown that the required stability and speed can be attained. In order to construct a machine, maybe the size of a football field, and do accurate and relevant computations, you must first connect these dinner plates. Nonetheless, the technology for communications on such a scale is not yet accessible.

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To mimic airflow in order to evaluate new aircraft engine designs, powerful supercomputers are used.

Theoretically, a quantum computer might monitor airflow with greater speed and accuracy. Quantum computers may be able to do calculations that are now impossible or would take many months or years. The ability to perform such activities in a single day would change our engine design procedures and provide even more effective engines.

By properly simulating chemical interactions, a calculation that is too difficult for current supercomputers, the technology might also be used to expedite the development of drugs. In addition, they might give more accurate methods for weather forecasting and estimating the impacts of climate change.

According to Professor Hensinger, he had the idea to construct a quantum computer more than two decades ago.

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