Google has officially announced that it has achieved “Quantum Supremacy” in its new article published in the scientific journal Nature, this announcement has just come after one month when it was leaked initially, and when it’s paper was accidentally published. But this time the article has been officially published and is available for the whole world to read the research in full details and the scientists related to this work could scrutinize what Google says it has achieved.
Researchers at the Google AI team say that its 54-qubit Sycamore processor is now able to perform a calculation in 200 seconds which the world’s most powerful supercomputer might take 10,000 years for calculation.
IBM, the company which operates the supercomputer that Google has claimed to beaten says that the same task could have been done on a classical system in just 2.5 days rather than what Google says could take 10,000 years.
IBM says that Google “failed to fully account for plentiful disk storage” when estimating how long its traditional supercomputer would take to perform the calculation.
The research community around the globe has welcomed Google’s achievement and some have compared Google’s achievement to the Wright brothers’ first plane flight in 1903. We’re still so many years far away from using quantum computers for our own tasks but this achievement explains that this can be done in the future.