Thursday, April 12, 2012

Creating a Quantum Computer

IBM's 2-D Superconducting Qubit Mounted on a Chip IBM Research via Flickr

How It Would Work: Creating a Quantum Computer -- Popular Science

A working, large-scale quantum computer is still a decade away, but researchers are currently turning a critical corner from theory to building the first small quantum systems.

Silicon semiconductors have taken us a dazzling distance along the computing road. But even if they continue unabated to get faster and more powerful (and it’s growing more difficult to make that happen) there’s a limit to what classical computing can do.

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My Comment: A Quantum computer is still a long way-off .... but we are getting there.

2 comments:

  1. Computer
    Computer is an electronics device that can accept data and instructions as input, process the data to given instructions and shows results as output. Computer also has ability to store data and instructions. The physical and tangible parts of the computer are called “Hardware”. “Software’s” are intangible parts of the computer system.

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  2. Although quantum computing is still in the first few steps of development, there have been a lot of confirmed quantum computational operations that were successful on a small number of quantum bits. As part of a professional San Antonio IT support team, I think that this shows a lot of promise for what it will be able to do, including helping us maintain office computers and network servers. I'm looking forward to the future.

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