The Zuchongzhi quantum computer, named after a 5th century mathematician, is capable of performing previously impossible tasks, according to its Chinese development team. Photo: Handout
The Zuchongzhi quantum computer, named after a 5th century mathematician, is capable of performing previously impossible tasks, according to its Chinese development team. Photo: Handout

China launches world’s fastest programmable quantum computers

  • Researchers say their supercomputer is 1 million times more powerful than its nearest competitor, Google’s Sycamore
  • A second light-based machine takes 1 millisecond to perform a task that would take a conventional computer 30 trillion years

Topic |   China science
The Zuchongzhi quantum computer, named after a 5th century mathematician, is capable of performing previously impossible tasks, according to its Chinese development team. Photo: Handout
The Zuchongzhi quantum computer, named after a 5th century mathematician, is capable of performing previously impossible tasks, according to its Chinese development team. Photo: Handout
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