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Originally posted by sardion2000
This is actually happening later than I expected as in 2004-05 I read a very interesting White Paper that said we had the technology to create an all optical computer within a year. 2006 went by and not a peep and 2007 it looking to be the same. This atricle was written in 2006 and since IBM has NOT announced anything like this to date, I have say that this article is an old hyped up rumor. I do expect that this technolgoy will be developed soon, but not yet.... at least that we know of.
Originally posted by Azathoth
15 yrs if we don't kill ourselves we should have this around.
Originally posted by Tom Bedlam
I'm betting you start seeing commercial qdl (or military..) in the next 10 years. Maybe less.
Originally posted by jhanks28cold
...it won't be until 2011 that the product would be stable enough to replace existing architectures.
Originally posted by damajikninja
The worlds first commercial quantum computer has already been unveiled back in February 2007.
It is made by a company called D-Wave.
Seriously though, isn't it amazing how many things in all the Star Trek series are coming true? I'm beginning to wonder if, collectively, the human consciousness actually warps and bends reality to it's will.
It makes one wonder: Is art imitating life, or is life imitating art?
Originally posted by Malichai
If not MS will just make a new bloated OS that sucks the CPU cycles.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - 19 Dec 2001: Scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center have performed the world's most complicated quantum-computer calculation to date. They caused a billion-billion custom-designed molecules in a test tube to become a seven-qubit quantum computer that solved a simple version of the mathematical problem at the heart of many of today's data-security cryptographic systems.
"This result reinforces the growing realization that quantum computers may someday be able to solve problems that are so complex that even the most powerful supercomputers working for millions of years can't calculate the answers," said Nabil Amer, manager and strategist of IBM Research's physics of information group.
SAN JOSE, Calif - 15 Aug 2000: The world's most advanced quantum computer has been developed at IBM's Almaden Research Center. Scientists then used it to show that such devices can solve problems that are impossibly hard for conventional computers.
In the words of Niels Bohr, "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it!" Shocking indeed to find that quantum bits, or qubits, can be both 1 and 0 at the same time! Or that it can be impossible to eavesdrop on a message sent as qubits!
Over the past decade, quantum information theory has developed into a vigorous field of research despite the fact that quantum information, as a precise concept, is undefined. Indeed, the very idea of viewing quantum states as carriers of some kind of information (albeit unknowable in classical terms) leads naturally to interesting questions that might otherwise never have been asked, and corresponding new insights. We discuss some illustrative examples, including a strengthening of the well-known no-cloning theorem leading to a property of permanence for quantum information, and considerations arising from information compression that reflect on fundamental issues.
We describe the concept of quantum crystallography (QCr) and present examples of its potential as a technique for facilitating computational chemistry, particularly, applications of quantum mechanics. Structural information has been used to facilitate quantum-mechanical calculations for several decades. Recent advances in theory and computational facilities have led to research opportunities that could be considered only in the past several years. We focus on the feasibility of applications of quantum mechanics to macromolecules. The approach used involves the concept of calculations based on fragments of molecules. The method for constructing fragments, their composition, and how they are assembled to form a projector matrix are discussed without the introduction of mathematical detail. Papers that provide the theoretical basis for QCr and our method for making fragment calculations are referenced, and some initial calculations are described here.
To investigate the scaling issues for quantum computation using thermalized ensembles of spins, we are building a rudimentary quantum computer using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). We discuss the experimental issues facing the scalability of this technique including the number of qubits, issues of classical versus quantum behavior, and polarization. Due to the weak signals measured in NMR, the most significant challenge to practical devices is polarization enhancement. We present the architecture for a simple NMR spectrometer that is table-top, low-cost, and software-radio driven using commodity electronics and unconventional permanent magnet designs. Optimizations specific to using this machine as a computational device, such as probe design, compilation, and on-line control, are discussed.
Anaheim, CA., March 26, 2007 – At the 2007 Optical Fiber Conference, IBM scientists will reveal a prototype optical transceiver chipset capable of reaching speeds at least eight times faster than optical components available today.
In the next few decades, quantum computers are likely to move out of science fiction and research labs (largely at IBM) and into practical applications. A class of problems surrounding complex combinatorics that plague deterministic computers can be solved efficiently on Quantum Computers (QCs). This article, which builds on a basic knowledge of the mathematics of vectors, gives an introduction to quantum computing. For illustration, examples use qcl (quantum computing language), a free programming language for quantum computers distributed under the GNU General Public License. qcl allows developers to simulate and examine a "virtual" quantum computer. The authors, Brad Huntting and David Mertz, are experts in mathematics and veteran programmers. David Mertz is a frequent contributor to developerWorks.
Originally posted by DisabledVet
Still beats IBM's....... so mute point.
Originally posted by Malichai
But will there be applications requiring 100+ times the computing power?
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).
[edit on 8/7/07 by Rhain]
Originally posted by a1ex
Hardware can make all the advances it can, but don't forget: software has to keep up...otherwise what good is it?
my opinion I could be wrong here.