Russia bets on quantum computing


Today, the world powers have entered the race for petaflops and are investing huge amounts of money in supercomputers. This trend is not surprising, because the development of computing power is necessary not only for science or economic planning, but also for ensuring national security.


At the moment, the leaders in this area are Japan, the United States and China. The power of the supercomputers created by the aforementioned countries is 540, 200 and 125 petaflops, respectively. We also have our own car, but it can only boast 8 petaflops.

However, Russia does not intend to enter the supercomputer race. Our country, as always, chose its own path and focused on creating a quantum computer. After all, the performance of such machines is simply monstrous.

Yes, the American company Google and the Shanghai University have already presented their options. However, these machines are still demonstrators of the capabilities of quantum computing and are capable of performing only one or a few specific tasks.

The capabilities of the aforementioned simulators are incomparable with the power of the quantum computers of the future. That is why today more than a dozen countries are engaged in research in this direction. Russia also belongs to them.
In three years, our country plans to create a 100-qubit prototype of a quantum computer and software for it. To achieve this goal, a consortium has already been created, headed by the state corporation "Rosatom".

Despite the fact that we have to buy the material part for the future machine abroad, our scientists, unlike specialists in most countries, are strong in the field of theoretical physics, which is much more important in this case.

In early March, Russian researchers developed a special sensor to detect defects in quantum systems. And this week proved the possibility of using quantum simulators for universal computing.

Thus, Russia is systematically approaching the creation of a prototype of a "real" quantum computer and is able to compete for the championship in this scientific competition.

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  1. mark1 Offline mark1
    mark1 April 2 2021 09: 15
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    They won't give it ... because we buy ... We need a parallel advanced program for the production of our components
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 2 2021 11: 08
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    Another promise-peremoga. About the same they wrote a year, and two, and three years ago ...
    with 2 conditional quanta versus 12 for Google ...
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 3 2021 13: 41
    +1
    And I constantly say: "Don't copy anyone and try to catch up. We must create our own and let them catch up with us!"
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) April 3 2021 14: 23
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      Quote: steel maker
      We must create our own and let them catch up with us!

      steelmaker... Who's stopping you? Go out into the street, "create" and run away, let them try to catch up. laughing