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IBM announces 50 qubit prototype quantum processor

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posted on Nov, 11 2017 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: proximo

originally posted by: GraffikPleasure

originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: seasonal

Hehehe!


I think quantum computers will, at first, be something that only nations have (they are that finicky and expensive to operate) . You still need your "classical" computer to connect to the quantum computer (you will not have one on your desk anytime soon). So don't shoot just yet!

This announcement is kind of like an appetizer of what is coming. Next year will be the real race for supremacy.



Please explain further why they keep making these better without releasing a lesser version to the public?


They cost millions, and you have to be a math genius to program one.

Basically a 50 qubit system is inferior to a laptop anyway, but once the qubit start getting into the thousands, then they will quickly become much more powerful than supercomputers for certain types of problems.


Aahhh, that makes sense to me now!
Thanks!




posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Far cry from one on every desktop but then again noone really envisaged a PC in every home and in the pocket of every person by way of our mobile devices.

One has to wonder when or if this type of computational technology will ever become mainstream in the way its silicone counterpart has?

What are the potential applications, aside from cryptological purposes, quantum computers will be applied to in the not too distant future?
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posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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How many bitcoins can it mine in a second...


Second



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: Miccey
How many bitcoins can it mine in a second...


Second


It would render block chain useless.

Pretty much any binary encryption technology that relies on classical computing would be rendered useless overnight.



posted on Nov, 12 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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There is also the stability issue (called "coherence" in quantum computing land) but I forget exactly how long that also has to be to have supremacy (you need both qubits and coherence over time to truly have quantum supremacy).
a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

So..... they are basically saying that a insanely intelligent , quite mad , super computer is in our near future

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