Skip to comments.The Quantum Quest for a Revolutionary Computer (Jeff Bezo's "Infinity Machine")
Posted on 02/10/2014 7:37:20 PM PST by equalator
[The company D-Wave] makes a new type of computer called a quantum computer thats so radical and strange, people are still trying to figure out what its for and how to use it
. The supercooled niobium chip at the heart of the D-Wave Two has 512 qubits and therefore could in theory perform 2^512 operations simultaneously. Thats more calculations than there are atoms in the universe, by many orders of magnitude
. Naturally, a lot of people want one. This is the age of Big Data, and were burying ourselves in informationsearch queries, genomes, credit-card purchases, phone records, retail transactions, social media, geological surveys, climate data, surveillance videos, movie recommendationsand D-Wave just happens to be selling
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I could see the Terminator going back in time to throw this chip into the steel--
So I can get bad data even faster. Cool!!
Or you can get your Pr0n faster.
The D-Wave Two is an unusual computer, and D-Wave is an unusual company. It’s small, and it has very few customers, but they’re blue-chip: they include the defense contractor Lockheed Martin; a computing lab that’s hosted by NASA and largely funded by Google; and a U.S. intelligence agency that D-Wave executives decline to name.
That would be the NSA. Think of brute forcing any password in seconds.
I want one! I want to get my PrOn faster! ;-)
Will it run Photoshop?
Won't run Win 8 tho.
He’s also writing a hacking program for it as well.
how about CPM?
Imagine pumping all the data allegedly collected by the NSA into this apparatus — it could probably then be taught to compute “intuitively”.
“could perform 2^512 operations simultaneously”
And 2^256 of them will be “SVCHOST”
They would need REAL quantum computers.
The Canadian D-Wave 512 qubit machine cannot factor primes as fast as a home-made array of graphics cards in a geeks basement.
Somewhere in Nigeria, scammers are busy writing new Nigerian 419 emails for that code.
> That would be the NSA. Think of brute forcing any password in seconds.
They already can depending on the number of digits involved.
> could perform 2^512 operations simultaneously
And 2^256 of them will be SVCHOST
Ok, D-Wave. Prove it. Accept submittal of a ton of 512 bit composite numbers that are the products of two primes from JD Power & Associates. Factor them and publish the results. For a true 512 q-bit computer, this would be a trivial exercise.
Until you do that, D-Wave, I am more than skeptical...
Yeah I know how that works. No sooner will I save up enough for one of these and get it up and running and they'll come up with the 1024 qubit model that's available in a dozen designer colors for half the price.
Is that Code 42? I have the coffee cup for that...
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