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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state of qc computing
by roblearns on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 10:25 UTC
roblearns
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2010-09-13

Folks its entirely reasonable for anyone to wait before jumping into QC programming.

You are not going to be writing your qc program, and people running that on their quantum computing based cellphone - with its near absolute zero cooling, any time soon.

however, as I'm pecking away at writing my first quantum computing program for the simulator I have to admit, I've discovered something - this is freakin' awesome.

I have zero clue why some of you - well that one dude, seems to dislike me. But look, I'm not a great programmer - I have no illusions about it.

Most of you will be better quantum computing programmers than I will ever dream to be. But, I am writing my first quantum computing program as we speak.

So - I will be the first in my family to do quantum computing and that's something right.

hahaha, lol.I'm joking I'd be the first in my family to do that, even if I waited 30 years to do it.

OK, anyway - it is freakin awesome. I had no idea how freakin awesome this was just this morning. Now, yeah - it's cool.

Now I admit, I'm having to dust off some old textbooks, because my math is a little rusty, but I'd say dont be put off by it. It's just a bit of shall we say - overhead.

Now anyway, I am out...because of the danger that I will like to argue, and to what extent I like to argue or contributed to the argument, I will now remove myself from the entire discussion.

I'm out, so until the next time - good day.

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