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Windows 7: Researchers Announce Huge Quantum Computing Breakthrough

26 Apr 2012   #1
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Researchers Announce Huge Quantum Computing Breakthrough

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As far as quantum computing breakthroughs go, this latest one by a team of researchers from the U.S., Australia and South Africa is truly special. According to the researchers, a tiny crystal comprising only 300 atoms developed by them has paved the way for a “huge leap” in computing. A leap so vast, these researchers claim, that it would take a supercomputer larger than the known universe to do the kind of calculations possible with their “quantum simulator,” a special type of quantum computer.
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Maximum PC | Researchers Announce Huge Quantum Computing Breakthrough

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27 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I'll believe it when I can buy it or I end up using it indirectly.
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27 Apr 2012   #3
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I am always impressed by this stuff. But I have a feeling that economic rationalism has killed off a lot of pure scientific research which could zoom ahead with these computational capabilities. I want the fusion power plant!
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29 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, sign me up on that waiting list!
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30 Apr 2012   #5

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

- sheesh!

not another one..!!?
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30 Apr 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

The universe size to 1 X 300 atoms, now that's a die shrink.
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30 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

The more I read about stuff like this, the more I think there must be some kind of ceiling as to how much computing can actually be done. I mean, all the atoms in the universe? What next then? A computer so powerful it causes rips in the fabric of space-time?
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30 Apr 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

I heard that DR Gordon Freeman is going to oversee the project.
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30 Apr 2012   #9

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

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Quantum computers are not even close to what we consider a computer. They only do a couple of things really well, like factoring large numbers and some traveling salesmen routing problems. THAT'S IT. Nothing else.
The truly eerie thing is that these calculations are done simultaneously through the multiverse. Each calculation is done in another instance of our universe but the results show up at the end here at OUR instance. Since there is an infinite number of instances of our universe in the multiverse, an infinite number of calculations can be done instantly if we have enough quantum bits to use.
Freaky.
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30 Apr 2012   #10

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I heard that DR Gordon Freeman is going to oversee the project.
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