Scientists make quantum leap in computing
Chinese scientists have built the world’s first quantum computing machine that goes far beyond the early classical or conventional computers, paving the way to the ultimate realization of quantum computing.
The scientists announced their achievement at a press conference in the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Studies of University of Science and Technology of China.
Scientists believe quantum computing could in some ways dwarf the processing power of today’s supercomputers. This could effectively solve largescale computation problems that are beyond the ability of current classical computers, said Pan Jianwei, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a leading quantum physicist.
One analogy to explain the concept of quantum computing is that it is like being able to read all the books in a library at the same time, whereas conventional computing is like having to read them one after another.