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Quantum dreams

Post by Witness » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:02 am

Google's Quantum Processor May Achieve Quantum Supremacy in Months

Moore's Law famously held that computer processor power would double about every two years, but now, Neven's Law appears to show quantum computing's explosive, 'doubly exponential' growth.

While I said several months ago that we'd find a way to bring Moore's Law back, I didn't expect it to go down like this. In a new report in Quanta Magazine by Kevin Hartnett, Hartmut Neven, the director of Google's Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, reveals that the growth in power with each new improvement to Google's best quantum processor is unlike anything found in nature. It's growing at not just an exponential rate, like in Moore's Law, but at a doubly-exponential rate, meaning we may be mere months away from the beginning of the practical quantum computing era.

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Google's top-performing quantum processor was doing something that has no obvious parallels in nature. "Doubly exponential growth," Hartnett writes, "is so singular that it’s hard to find examples of it in the real world. The rate of progress in quantum computing may be the first."

The unparalleled acceleration of quantum computing speeds Neven first identified started being called Neven's Law by Google researchers in a not-so-subtle reference to classical computing's Moore's Law, but with a difference. They are of a kind, but what is happening over at Google is not simply the return of Moore's Law for the quantum era; Neven's law is showing us that we may be about to plunge into an entirely alien world in only a few months.
https://interestingengineering.com/goog ... -in-months

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Re: Quantum dreams

Post by Rob Lister » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:34 am

Witness wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:02 am
Google's Quantum Processor May Achieve Quantum Supremacy in Months

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I'll be more excited when it is put to actual use.

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Re: Quantum dreams

Post by shemp » Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:14 pm

One day mankind will wish they had never done this.
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Re: Quantum dreams

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:07 pm

Or perhaps it will be all over before we even have time to regret it.
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Re: Quantum dreams

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:03 pm

Does this increased processing power make the existing amount of processing any cheaper?
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