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pic-1 The Ryzen CPU

Test Ryzen 7 1800X Intel Core i7-6900K
Cinebench 15 Singlethreaded 161 points 155 points
Cinebench 15 Multithreaded 1,628 points 1,477 points
Blender Render 296.5 seconds 294.3 seconds
PCMark 8 Home (non-OpenCL) 3,806 points 3,920 points
Google Octane 2.0 on Chrome 36 33,505 points 34,785 points

table-1 Productivity Test Result

CPU Type Average Min
Core i7-7700k 106.3 58.0
Core i7-6900k 105.3 54.0
Ryzen 1800x 91.7 53.0

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In 2017 AMD release their new CPU AMD Ryzen, which have same or maybe better preformence. But in the new CPU competition, AMD is not even at the start line. Someone is going to commercialize a general purpose, universal quantum computer first, and Intel wants to be the first. So does Google. So does IBM.

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IBM is the first one touch the final line, This week, Intel showed off the handiwork its engineers and those of partner QuTech, a quantum computing spinoff from the Technical University of Delft and Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO), which as the name suggests is an applied science research firm that, among other things, is working with Intel on quantum computing technology. Intel says it is shipping an experimental quantum computing chip to research partners in the netherlands. This new chip has 17-qubit chip. Intel's superconducting qubit project has a clear lead over other kinds of qubits. But there is plenty of competition. Earlier this year, Google tested chips featuring 6 and 9 superconducting qubits on its way to a 49-qubit machine it hopes to have ready by the end of the year.

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Google is right after IBM. Google plans to demonstrate the supremacy of quantum computing. By the end of 2017, Google hopes to make a 49-qubit chip that will prove quantum computers can beat classical machines. Quantum computers have long held the promise of performing certain calculations that are impossible—or at least, entirely impractical—for even the most powerful conventional computers to perform. Now, researchers at a Google laboratory in Goleta, Calif., may finally be on the cusp of proving it, using the same kinds of quantum bits, or qubits, that one day could make up large-scale quantum machines.

By the end of this year, the team aims to increase the number of superconducting qubits it builds on integrated circuits to create a 7-by-7 array. With this quantum IC, the Google researchers aim to perform operations at the edge of what’s possible with even the best supercomputers, and so demonstrate “quantum supremacy.”

“We’ve been talking about, for many years now, how a quantum processor could be powerful because of the way that quantum mechanics works, but we want to specifically demonstrate it,” says team member John Martinis, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who joined Google in 2014.

A system size of 49 superconducting qubits is still far away from what physicists think will be needed to perform the sorts of computations that have long motivated quantum computing research. One of those is Shor’s algorithm, a computational scheme that would enable a quantum computer to quickly factor very large numbers and thus crack one of the foundational components of modern cryptography. In a recent commentary in Nature, Martinis and colleagues estimated that a 100-million-qubit system would be needed to factor a 2,000-bit number—a not-uncommon public key length—in one day. Most of those qubits would be used to create the special quantum states that would be needed to perform the computation and to correct errors, creating a mere thousand or so stable “logical qubits” from thousands of less stable physical components, Martinis says.

I belive Intel will lead superconducting qubit computer for more personal use at the end with a normal price.

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Author: Xiaoming Mao