Skip to comments.IBM claims huge strides in quantum computing
Posted on 03/08/2012 7:01:25 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
With its latest research, Big Blue says it's reached device performance close to the minimum requirements for implementing a "practical quantum computer." But many hurdles remain.
Scientists at IBM say they have made a quantum computing breakthrough that demonstrates that a full-scale quantum computer is not only possible but is within reasonable reach.
In an announcement being made today at the American Physical Society in Boston, Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's experimental quantum computing group, will unveil the research that has led his team to conclude they are the brink of developing scalable technology that could far outstrip what even the strongest supercomputers can do today.
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Now you're talking my language.
Filaments, cathode, control grid, screen grid, suppressor grid, plate, B+, etc, etc.
I have seen great engineers do shit on paper and hands on.
Ive seen lousy engineers get complacent with software driven engineering programs.
One of the things I have noticed with that with automated programs, hardware guys get complacent.
Its the same in the commercial world, people get mesmerized with flash and stop thinking about the goal
I know a bunch of smart SOBS that play call of duty on the x box 360 who never served and wouldn’t know one end of a gun from another.
How are they to understand Quantum computers if they dont understand the basics?
Sorry to be cynical, but I’ll venture to guess this will immediately be outsourced to the PRC and we’ll go further into debt.
That’s my point Cajun,they have no clue.
We are floating them on hardware.
I remember it well. ... where’s my mitten ?
Start by watching the Wizard of Oz six times. Then read The End of Science by John Horgan (1996).
Trust me on this one.
LOL. You're showing your age.
an aside: I have all of his albums, pure comic genius. Today's yutes would be amazed how we entertained ourselves back then. 'You sat around and listened to what? How is that any fun???'
No, we don’t cover vacuum tubes, except to mention that the early computers used ‘em. We do (briefly) cover how transistors work and also how to build interesting stuff with digital logic.
I posted this so I could learn something about....still don’t know much.
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