Incident Report – 17/01/2018

Incident report for 17/01/2018 Status: RESOLVED Severity: MAJOR Duration: 30 minutes (17/01/2018 12:30 to 17/01/2018 13:00) Incident Report: Outage has been reported on some services during the duration of this incident. This issue was caused by a hardware fault on the web host’s servers. The issue appears to have now been resolved, and we will continue monitoring services to ensure that there is minimal disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this incident. Continue reading Incident Report – 17/01/2018

Physics – Quantum Computing

Google has been coming up with a strategy to demonstrate quantum supremacy, using their experimental quantum computer that they have been working on for quite some time. What is Quantum Supremacy? Quantum supremacy is the claim that quantum computers can perform tasks that no current computers can handle. It is widely assumed that we will eventually reach quantum supremacy, but nobody has done it yet because the few experimental quantum computers that currently exist can only run a small number of specialised algorithms. What is Google’s Plan? Google’s plan is based on simulating coin flips. For an ordinary computer, this … Continue reading Physics – Quantum Computing