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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With transistor junctions down to the size of an atom, quantum computers are bound to become reality very soon.
Riiiiight. What’s a qubit?
Great article; thanks for posting it (even if I am a bit slow to pick up on it).
Its a device to keep score.
One of the things that makes the work huge is fact checking the results.
My test equip takes me out to .000000000 decimal places.
I round that to .000 for practical applications and .000000000 for precision applications
These guys are looking at .000000000000000000 or something to that effect. How can you prove that there are no physical influences in the raw data or mistakes in the math that are misleading?
I look at things in nanoseconds. I will trust the big guys to figure this out.
I can understand two’s complements and have a inkling of I&Q pairs, but this stuff blows my mind.
This is way harder to understand than J K valence shells.
I am in over my head LOL
Qubit, Forebit, Hexbit, a Dollar
Sounds like a football cheer
How long can you tread water?
Good question. A quick search results in them never really defining it as more than the set of quantum states, but once it’s read, you detect only a bit [0,1]. Now I’m curious and will have to do more research.
...all for the Gators...stand up and Holler!
(because most readers won't get your reference)
Well, thanks, you and dfwgator did. The fellow who said he was over his head, could be, say, threading water, so I’d count him in too.
Noah had to get all the animals in groups of two, male and female, thus starting the binary computing system. He also knew the qubit so the guy was way ahead of his time.
Wonder which generation of quantum computers will become aware?
Noah was the Man!
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