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originally posted by: proximo
originally posted by: GraffikPleasure
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: seasonal
I think quantum computers will, at first, be something that only nations have (they are that finicky and expensive to operate) . You still need your "classical" computer to connect to the quantum computer (you will not have one on your desk anytime soon). So don't shoot just yet!
This announcement is kind of like an appetizer of what is coming. Next year will be the real race for supremacy.
Please explain further why they keep making these better without releasing a lesser version to the public?
They cost millions, and you have to be a math genius to program one.
Basically a 50 qubit system is inferior to a laptop anyway, but once the qubit start getting into the thousands, then they will quickly become much more powerful than supercomputers for certain types of problems.
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
There is also the stability issue (called "coherence" in quantum computing land) but I forget exactly how long that also has to be to have supremacy (you need both qubits and coherence over time to truly have quantum supremacy).