Google and NASA announced there collaboration for D-Wave X2 quantum computer for which they say its is 100 million times faster than a conventional computer chip.
So why they need this insane quantum computer ? well, this giant can can answer certain algorithms in seconds rather than years.
We found that for problem instances involving nearly 1,000 binary variables, quantum annealing significantly outperforms its classical counterpart, simulated annealing. It is more than 108 times faster than simulated annealing running on a single core – Hartmut Neven (Google director of engineering)
According to Engadget, the computer figures out the “most efficient overall course of action to complete a task when given a set number of options”
“It is a truly disruptive technology that could change how we do everything,” said Deepak Biswas, director of exploration technology at Nasa’s Ames research centre in California.