The Australian research team at the U. of Melbourne has simulated a 60-qubit quantum computer. Estimations for the algorithm given it to process would require 18,000 petabytes of classical computing power to produce the result of the two prime numbers which arrive at 961,307. With a quantum computer, albeit simulated, the same equation took a scant 13.8 terabytes of Pawsey supercomputing power. The usefulness of the experiment allows study of algorithms which will need to be specialized to function properly in true quantum systems.

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