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Report: Chinese Scientists Develop Quantum Computer Prototype

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A team of Chinese scientists created a quantum computer prototype that can carry out computations 100T times faster than the world's fastest supercomputer and 10B times faster than Google’s 53-qubit quantum computer, China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported Friday.

A study published in the Science magazine states Chinese quantum physicist Pan Jianwei and other researchers created the prototype called “Jiuzhang,” which they claim a quantum computational advantage. The team said the technology could be applied in areas such as quantum chemistry, graph theory and machine learning.

Bloomberg reported the prototype can detect up to 76 photons through a standard simulation algorithm called Gaussian boson sampling.