Day: April 24, 2019

Toshiba’s new algorithm, and a fistful of GPUs, can outpace a quantum computer
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Toshiba’s new algorithm, and a fistful of GPUs, can outpace a quantum computer

Toshiba’s Corporate Research and Development Center has spearheaded a major breakthrough in combinatorial optimisation. Bear with me here. The new algorithm drastically increases the ability of classical PCs to tackle large-scale problems such as drug development, financing, and identifying efficient solutions for traversing the world. Sound familiar? Those are tasks often deemed so complex they require a computer of the quantum variety to be completed at any speed. read more