Make mine...Quantum
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Author: Dav

Oh. My. God.

It is here, Quantum computing.

One of the most complex efforts toward a quantum computer has been shown off at the American Physical Society meeting in Dallas in the US.

It uses the strange "quantum states" of matter to perform calculations in a way that, if scaled up, could vastly outperform conventional computers.

The 6cm-by-6cm chip holds nine quantum devices, among them four "quantum bits" that do the calculations.

The team said further scaling up to 10 qubits should be possible this year.

Rather than the ones and zeroes of digital computing, quantum computers deal in what are known as superpositions - states of matter that can be thought of as both one and zero at once.

I'm already drooling.Imagine the technological push this will give us, cancer research, gaming, etc.

Dav out
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