Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "But a powerful new type of computer that is about to be commercially deployed by a major American military contractor is taking computing into the strange, subatomic realm of quantum mechanics. In that infinitesimal neighborhood, common sense logic no longer seems to apply. A one can be a one, or it can be a one and a zero and everything in between - all at the same time. [...] Now, Lockheed Martin - which bought an early version of such a computer from the Canadian company D-Wave Systems two years ago - is confident enough in the technology to upgrade it to commercial scale, becoming the first company to use quantum computing as part of its business." I always get a bit skeptical whenever I hear the words 'quantum computing', but according to NewScientist, this is pretty legit.
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Comment by Megol
by Megol on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:15 UTC
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Even if this is a quantum computer it can't do any of the more interesting things a real quantum computer can do in linear time. And people much smarter than me don't want to call it a quantum computer even if the manufacturers description of it is correct...

Quantum as in quantum computer and quantum physics doesn't mean a small range of values BTW.

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