Chinese scientists have created a quantum processor that is 60,000 times faster than current supercomputers
Scientists around the world are racing to build quantum computers that are more powerful than conventional supercomputers.
Quantum computers are more powerful than supercomputers, but they are more challenging to create.
Now, Chinese scientists have created a quantum processor that is 60,000 times faster than current supercomputers.
The team of scientists is led by Jian-Wei Pan from the University of Science and Technology of China, which is developing superconducting processors.
Quantum computers use qubits to process data, and more qubits than currently exist to create a viable quantum system.
The largest quantum processor uses around 50 qubits. Pan’s processor is named Zuchongzhi and is equipped with 66 working qubits.
The Quantum Processor can solve a problem in 1.2 hours that would take 8 years for the current highest capacity supercomputers.