Oct. 26, 2019

Using the company's state-of-the-art quantum computer, called Sycamore, Google has claimed "quantum supremacy" over the most powerful supercomputers in the world by solving a problem considered virtually impossible for normal machines.


  • The quantum computer completed the complex computation in 200 seconds. That same calculation would take even the most powerful supercomputers approximastely 10,000 years to finish.

  • Google's quantum computer consists of microscopic circuits of superconducting metal that entangle 53 qubits in a complex superposition state.

  • Although this Google achievement is certainly a feat in the world of quantum computing, the field is still in its infancy and practical quantum computers remain far on the horizon.