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.IBM is about to unveil a revolutionary form of computing that could tranform the World of information. It is known as the Crystal Computer and it is a way to use pulses of light to transfer and store digital information as quantum bits. A processor so fast it is capable of running the eqivilatent of 300GHz, or about 400 Gflop/sec, that’s about 100 times faster than today’s fastest consumer microprocessors.
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Originally posted by uberarcanist
Now, I'm not an idiot when it comes to computers but I'm no expert, either. Can someone tell me if the other components of the system (HD, RAM, cache, peripherals, cache, etc.) will be able to keep up?
Originally posted by 7Ayreon
Soon we will have computers that can download information into the very brain itself...
Originally posted by Rhain
Wow..I want one. This is amazing. I was just telling my kids the other day that we are long over due for a break in technology, this may be it. Now imagine this processor over a Internet2 connection. You would be downloading 1 gig per second (my own estimation).