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"1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer (1.5 BILLION)

Post by Flemur » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:59 am

"A computation that would take 10,000 years on a classical supercomputer took 200 seconds on our quantum computer, It is likely that the classical simulation time, currently estimated at 10,000 years, will be reduced by improved classical hardware and algorithms, but, since we are currently 1.5 trillion (Edit: BILLION) times faster, we feel comfortable laying claim to this achievement."

It looks a bit like my computer...runs linux?
https://www.news.ucsb.edu/2019/019682/a ... -supremacy

Edit: as mentioned below, the text above, with "1.5 trillion" came from a couple of "popular science" websites which apparently mis-copied it from the ucsb site linked here, which says "billion".
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:34 pm

So we can hope to get a stupid answer to a stupid question (nicely wrapped in an algorithm) in a very short time... :mrgreen:
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by lsemmens » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:29 pm

“It is likely that the classical simulation time, currently estimated at 10,000 years, will be reduced by improved classical hardware and algorithms, but, since we are currently 1.5 billion times faster, we feel comfortable laying claim to this achievement.”
It will also help us to exaggerate thread titles a little faster too. ;) :D
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by AndyMH » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:42 pm

IBM aren't happy:
IBM, which has been working on quantum computers of its own, questioned some of Google's figures.

"We argue that an ideal simulation of the same task can be performed on a classical system in 2.5 days and with far greater fidelity," IBM researchers Edwin Pednault, John Gunnels, and Jay Gambetta said in a blog post.

"This is in fact a conservative, worst-case estimate, and we expect that with additional refinements the classical cost of the simulation can be further reduced."
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Swampthing » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:05 pm

However, the answer will always be 42 ... :P

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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:32 pm

Swampthing wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:05 pm
However, the answer will always be 42 ... :P
42 may be the best possible answer - but there's nothing like a good quality towel...
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by murray » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:47 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Swampthing wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:05 pm
However, the answer will always be 42 ... :P
42 may be the best possible answer - but there's nothing like a good quality towel...
Just make sure that you always know where your towel is!
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:50 pm

murray wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:47 pm
absque fenestris wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Swampthing wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:05 pm
However, the answer will always be 42 ... :P
42 may be the best possible answer - but there's nothing like a good quality towel...
Just make sure that you always know where your towel is!
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Portreve » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:04 pm

That's going to be the new minimum system requirement for MS Orifice 365 v. 2.0.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:25 pm

Portreve wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:04 pm
That's going to be the new minimum system requirement for MS Orifice 365 v. 2.0.
When I realize what problems text processing programs still have with their corrections and linguistic adaptations - the quantum computer really seems to be the quantum leap.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Portreve » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:32 pm

absque fenestris wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:25 pm
Portreve wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:04 pm
That's going to be the new minimum system requirement for MS Orifice 365 v. 2.0.
When I realize what problems text processing programs still have with their corrections and linguistic adaptations - the quantum computer really seems to be the quantum leap.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by absque fenestris » Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:51 pm

Hi portreve
As far as I know, you're learning German... I don't know what it's like with Asian languages, but as far as grammar and divisions in German are concerned - and if you add the sharp double "S" after Adelung, even current systems and applications are hopelessly overwhelmed.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Flemur » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:46 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:29 pm
“It is likely that the classical simulation time, currently estimated at 10,000 years, will be reduced by improved classical hardware and algorithms, but, since we are currently 1.5 billion times faster, we feel comfortable laying claim to this achievement.”
It will also help us to exaggerate thread titles a little faster too. ;) :D
Your assumption that I exaggerated in the title is incorrect.

"1.5 trillion" is from a couple of articles
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 133358.htm
ScienceDaily article, which was basically a reprint of the article I linked to:
"It is likely that the classical simulation time, currently estimated at 10,000 years, will be reduced by improved classical hardware and algorithms, but, since we are currently 1.5 trillion times faster, we feel comfortable laying claim to this achievement."

And
https://www.livescience.com/google-hits ... emacy.html
"But since we are currently 1.5 trillion times faster, we feel comfortable laying claim to this achievement," he added, referring to the supremacy of quantum computers."

Both those articles derived from the article I linked to; I linked to the original without noticing this small but non-trivial difference because they were almost copies of the original.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:06 am

It's pretty cool but actually it looks a a bit like marketing faff to me. SUpercomputer makers been trying to say their machines will solve some NP-complete problems for years. Unfortunately, in the world of NP-completeness, 10,000 years is NOT very long.

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Post by Pippin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:18 am

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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by trytip » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:52 am

i wonder how long before the next super quantum artificial intelligence becomes aware and tells us all to go f-ourselves. makes no difference how fast or marvelous their computations are; if us humans can't come to an understanding and end all wars and famine, why should we awe at this achievement.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by lsemmens » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:22 pm

Flemur wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:46 pm

Both those articles derived from the article I linked to; I linked to the original without noticing this small but non-trivial difference because they were almost copies of the original.
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Re: "1.5 trillion times faster" quantum computer

Post by Flemur » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:30 am

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:22 pm
It's Ok, mate, I was just taking the p***.:D
I was mad at myself unicorning the post - plus the 10,000 years <--> 200 seconds comes out to billion, not trillion; normally I check stuff like that if I'm going to bother to repeat it.
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