Quantum computing

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Kurt Foster, May 4, 2016.

  1. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.

    Microsoft recently announced "Quantum Computing". My understanding of it is instead of 1's & 0's we will have 0's 1's 2's and 3's. The result? Your present computer will soon become yet another digital door stop. Yippie! Gotta love it!
  2. Makzimia

    Makzimia Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2014
    Falkirk, Scotland
    A long way to go before that happens :). Actually it allows simultaneously zeros and ones. At current 5 quds it's not overly useful. When they get over 1 million or more ( ideal 100 million) it'll be good to go. Decades of work on it to go. Meanwhile IBM have opened their quantum machine to public cloud access to carry out some research at the current level.

    Yep I'm a geek and married to a very smart high end geek :).

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