And the goalposts are shifting. “When it comes to saying where the supremacy threshold is, it depends on how good the best classical algorithms are,” said John Preskill, a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. “As they get better, we have to move that boundary.”
The notion of a wave function refers to a way of describing quantum objects, including individual particles and more complex systems. A wave function assigns a value called probability amplitude to all points in space. The terms “wave” and “amplitude” imply that the objects described by wave functions behave much like waves.
Under the laws of classical physics, there are theoretical limits to these processes. But they are unrealistically high: For instance, we know that a car can never go faster than the speed of light. And no matter how much fuel is on the planet, or how much roadway or how strong the construction methods, no car will get close to going even 10 percent of the speed of light.
CEO Brian Krzanich calling it a major breakthrough in quantum computing and the next step to quantum supremacy (when quantum computers are faster than classical computers). Intel has a neuromorphic computing chip.
Taking advantage of the physical “spin” of quantum elements, a quantum computer will be able to process simultaneously the same data in different ways, enabling it to make projections and analyses much more quickly and efficiently than is now possible. Sppeds of computing will blast out of sight, hackeers will take advantage of this. How do we protect?
Physics: Record-Breaking Nanochip Reaches One-Thousandth of a Degree From Absolute Zero, ‘Magic’ Quantum Threshold
“The combination of cooling systems allowed us to cool our chip down to below 3 millikelvin, and we are optimistic than we can use the same method to reach the magic 1 millikelvin limit,” Dominik Zumbühl, a physicist at the University of Basel, said in the press release.