China has been achieving technological advancement in record time and they have been surpassing everyone when it comes to building computers. A team of scientists from Eastern China have built the word’s first and fastest super computer that is 24,000 times faster than its international counterparts.
The quantum computer was built by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China which made them the first to achieve this goal. Quantum computing machines are faster than any machine we use in our daily lives and the super computer is capable of calculating the complex behaviour of subatomic particles. Woah!
The researchers claim that the quantum computer can surpass the processing power of any other supercomputer in existence and that this computing power can be used for ultra-fast parallel calculations and simulations.
Practical use of the quantum computer might not be feasible at the moment; however, the future for computing complex particles looks very bright.
“Our architecture is feasible to be scaled up to a larger number of photons and with a higher rate to race against increasingly advanced classical computers,” the researchers said in a study, published in the journal Nature Photonics on Tuesday
The quantum computing machine is the first that functions on single photons and China already built the world’s first hack-proof quantum satellite last year.
We can expect things to scale up as other nations might up the ante by developing their own quantum super computers to match China’s super machine. Whether India will develop its own quantum super computer in response remains to be seen.