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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Quantum Emulator
by roblearns on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 09:59 UTC
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For those of you really interested in learning this subject (or teaching it) I downloaded the Quantum Fog emulator for Mac.

It's possible there is a better emulator out there - but until someone with more knowledge weighs in on the subject, I'm just on my own...but I thought I'd share, this quantum fog program, while it is clearly an older program - it's nice.

I don't know how well it would track with what else is available, however the guy that wrote it clearly went to considerable lengths to document how the simulator is supposed to work.

It has tons of information, and some example programs.

Anyway - I've put out the request for additional info from anyone who wants to share.

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