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Quantum computing will change the way the world uses energy (qz.com)
1 point by jonbaer 41 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment



The article is full of exaggerations. Quantums computers are more efficient for some kind of problems, not more efficient for every problem.

In particular this paragraph:

> And then there’s the price. Most modern classical supercomputers use between 1 to 10 megawatts of power on average, which is enough electricity to meet the instantaneous demand of almost 10,000 homes. As a year’s worth of electricity at 1 megawatt costs about $1 million in the US, this leads to multimillion-dollar price tags for operating these classical supercomputers. In contrast, each comparable quantum computer using 25 kilowatts of power costs about $25,000 per unit per year to run.

Since the current quantum computers are much more smaller than a supercomputer, it's ridiculous to say "each comparable quantum computer".




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