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First Ever Commercial Quantum Computer Now Available for $10 Million

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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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D-Wave Systems, after some 12 years of research, the accumulation of 60 patents, and the filing of 100 more, has finally released the world's first commercial quantum computer. The computer, which has been labelled with the wondrously adventurous name "D-Wave One", is outfitted with a 128-qubit (quantum bit) chipset that performs just a single task -- discrete optimization -- and costs $10,000,000 dollars.

The most exciting bit, though, is that quantum annealing allows scientists and researchers to observe what's actually going on. Historically, the problem with quantum computing is that observing the result is impossible -- to observe a quantum state is to destroy it -- which makes it rather hard to prove that qubits are actually performing as they should. D-Wave has pioneered a process that allows for quick, rapid "snapshotting" of Rainier's current state, which then become the frames of a movie. By watching the result, D-Wave can finally peer inside the quantum black box and begin to see whether quantum computing can deliver mathematically-provable results.


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this is totally beyond me sounds cool though,


older d-wave thread
www.abovetopsecret.com...


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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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I don't understand it, but it costs $10 million so it must be good.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:37 PM
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Oh cool , sec going to make a quick stop to the bank and pick one up , il let you all know how it runs.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Yes, but can it run Crysis?



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Yes , but will it blend?



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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I'm Goos3 and I'm-a-D wave one.....
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Sadly only the rich can afford that for now. However I predict that in a decade that will be a mass product for home and office use



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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I'm guessing Bill Gates has one....



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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I guess Skynet is going to be fashionably late.
Maybe machine overlords will be better then human overlords.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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Oh Deep Thought, do you have the answer ??

" Yes, but your not going to like it ! "

Tell us tell us oh Deep Thought.

" You know your really not going to like it "

Tell us.

" Very well, the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything is, is, 42 !! "

" That will be $10,000,000 thank you "

Cosmic...



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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laugh all you want I have read more than a little about quantum computing and it is nice to see it go commercial do I really understand the ins and outs no



Originally priced at US$159,000, the UNIVAC I rose in price until they were between $1,250,000 and $1,500,000. A total of 46 systems were eventually built and delivered. [in the 50's] As well as being the first American commercial computer, the UNIVAC I was the first American computer designed at the outset for business and administrative use


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10M equals roughly 1M in 1950's dollars using the FED CPI

so how long till you have a quantum computer in your pocket



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:54 PM
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Can it teach me how to build a space ship?



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by DOUGH3914
Can it teach me how to build a space ship?


doubtful might have better luck with teleportation



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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cool, we could use one to crack the aes-256 encryption on the wilileaks insurance file! anyone got 10 mil laying around? Also think what the military must be using if these are available to regular (albeit stinking rich) joe!



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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until you install windows, then it's useless.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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hopefully it will be running some variation of linux.
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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if you read the article it says that the only thing that it can do is take snapshots to prove if theories about quantum computing are true. It takes pictures. Wow.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:24 PM
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"chipset that performs just a single task" ???
can it run Linux?
you would need to buy a good graphics card for it.



posted on May, 21 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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The way computer prices go, this bad boy is going to be cheap as chips in 1-2 years hahaha.
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posted on May, 21 2011 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by starwarsisreal
Sadly only the rich can afford that for now. However I predict that in a decade that will be a mass product for home and office use
It will have to do more than discrete optimization for that to happen.

So, it's available, but have they actually sold any?



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