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2009-06-29 19:04:16





A new processor that harnesses 1 billion aluminum atoms is being hailed as a breakthrough in the road to the much-hyped quantum computer


The next milestone in efforts to create a much-discussed supercomputer that harnesses the power of quantum mechanics appears to have been reached, with researchers proclaiming the arrival of the first conventional quantum computer processor.

As reported by Science Daily, the new solid state processor developed by a Yale-led team is reportedly the first in the world to use the power of quantum states to process information - something that physicists and scientists have been working towards for years now, using lasers, particle beams and photons.

And it seems the Yale team has managed to do something that has so far eluded scientists: harness a qubit, the fundamentally complex building block of quantum computations.



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2010-06-27 16:12:22


Quantum computers have the potential to solve problems that would take a classical computer longer than the age of the universe.

Oxford Professor David Deutsch, quantum-computing pioneer, who wrote in his controversial masterpiece, Fabric of Reality says:

. . .quantum computers can efficiently render every physically possible quantum environment, even when vast numbers of universes are interacting. Quantum computers can also efficiently solve certain mathematical problems, such as factorization, which are classically intractable, and can implement types of cryptography which are classically impossible. Quantum computation is a qualitatively new way of harnessing nature.




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A $15m computer that uses quantum physics effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.

It will be shared by Google, Nasa, and other scientists, providing access to a machine said to be up to 3,600 times faster than conventional computers.

Unlike standard machines, the D-Wave Two processor appears to make use of an effect called quantum tunnelling.


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