Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 17:30 UTC, submitted by fran
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Scientists from Oxford University have made a significant step towards an ultrafast quantum computer by successfully generating 10 billion bits of quantum entanglement in silicon for the first time -- entanglement is the key ingredient that promises to make quantum computers far more powerful than conventional computing devices."
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RE[5]: Niche product?
by GeorgesBraque on Sun 23rd Jan 2011 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Niche product?"
GeorgesBraque
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'Quantum computing' really just means following all possible paths in a branch simultaneously. So for example:
We're writing a program to search a binary tree for a value:
- In a 'standard' program, each step involves deciding whether to look at the right or left half of the current tree.
- In a 'quantum' program, we always look at both halves simultaneously.

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