Quantum computing promises to revolutionize computing, security and cryptography. Nicolas Kisin, professor emeritus at the University of Geneva and Constructor University, explains in MicroScience that the discovery is not “for everyone.”
Nicolas Gisin, researcher of atoms and photons, guestIt states that this machine from the future aims to use the intriguing properties of matter in the infinitesimally small world to perform frighteningly fast calculations.
For example, if a typical computer uses 50 million calculations to search for a name in a list of a hundred million names, a quantum processor will cover itself with 8000 calculations for the same result.
“Google had already announced quantum supremacy a few years ago”, meaning it could perform calculations that conventional computers couldn’t do, recalls Nicholas Kissin. The American Technical Services Institute has demonstrated that this special machine can solve a particular problem much faster than a conventional computer.
For Prof. Zisin, these specialized processors will be purchased by large pharmaceutical companies in the future.
The future is open
For now, the construction of these unusual computers comes up against technical limitations, but one day they will tackle concrete problems.
But ultimately, this material doesn’t end up on any person’s desk.
Web Text: Andreia Glanville
Journalist: Huma Kamis
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