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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Notes on quantum computer
by Krul on Sun 24th Mar 2013 18:18 UTC
Krul
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2009-01-29

Here are some notes of my thesis advisor on quantum computing. They focus more on the algorithms than in the quantum mechanics, so if you are willing to take some things on faith you can find some cool material. They even have a description of the prime factorization algorithm that would make classical cryptography obsolete with a quantum computer.

http://www.math.ucsd.edu/~nwallach/Venice4.pdf

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