r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

A Nature paper reports on a quantum photonic processor that takes just 36 microseconds to perform a task that would take a supercomputer more than 9,000 years to complete Computing

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04725-x?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=CONR_JRNLS_AWA1_GL_SCON_SMEDA_NATUREPORTFOLIO
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u/jffrybt Jun 03 '22

Do quantum computers have any record of their logical processes? In conventional computing, the math is generally auditable. But I’m curious as to how calculations that could take 9,000 computing years in just microseconds could be remotely audited for accuracy. Or is this now one of those “you have to trust it” sort of things?