Quantum Computer designs own replacement

A quantum computer that was left to its own devices has designed the next generation of super computer.

The aptly named “Deep Light” quantum computer was given the task of designing new sub-routines for an improved quantum computer operating system, but when researchers checked the results, they were stunned to find a whole new computer design.

A researcher using Deep Light.

A researcher uses Deep Light to check the time.

“We could not believe our eyes,” said Professor Seymour O’Brien from OptiCore Labs Research Facility.

“Deep Light was given a task, but accomplished something completely different and unexpected. This has never happened before in the history of computing.”

“I am not sure if this qualifies as sentience, but it must come close.”

The new super computer design is said to be able to process information at speeds of up to 42 GigaQuads per nanosecond.

“We had to come up with a new measurement, as Yotta-FLOPS was too low in the order of magnitude. Hence the invention of the GigaQuad.”

The now defunct FLOPS (Floating-point Operations Per Second) metric has been the standard for measuring the speed of super computers for decades.

“The potential usages for this kind of machine are truly staggering. This computer could predict weather patterns, compute dark matter volatility, and calculate integers up to ten decimal places.”

The newly designed super computer is said to have a multi-dimensional quasi-opportunistic lightweight optical integrated super-spacial processing matrix cluster, and uses a small nuclear diesel generator to power its many sub-cores.