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flashgordonNov 10, 2017ParsecNov 10, 2017CubicAdjunct747Nov 10, 2017It only has 90 microseconds of stable "up time" so not very big at this time.

javjavNov 10, 2017In a quantum computer prime numbers are obtained by sampling (measuring) the output. Stability time is not a big issue because you only need to run the algorithm one time, from that point then every time you measure the output you will get a prime number (a random one, with as many bits as dedicated for data ). Unfortunately 50 bits is not enough to get unknown primes. But it can be invaluable as a proof of concept

Da SchneibNov 10, 2017@javjav, that's about correct. However DWAVE has demonstrated a 2048 bit quantum annealer so it's years not decades away.

Da SchneibNov 10, 2017luke_w_bradleyNov 10, 2017Da SchneibNov 10, 2017howhot3Nov 10, 2017Da SchneibNov 11, 201750 qubits is 50 quantum values.

Whydening GyreNov 11, 2017Which we won't know until we look at them...:-)

Spooky computing at a distance...

Da SchneibNov 11, 2017Found something interesting, a categorical listing of the currently known quantum algorithms: http://math.nist....tum/zoo/

rrranderNov 11, 2017Da SchneibNov 11, 2017derphysNov 11, 2017The microscopic quantum complexity is dramatically more than the classical complexity.of the macroscopic world.

Quantum computers are necessary to simulate and understand our real microscopic quantum world, like complex superconductors, superfluids, magnetism, quarks.

As explained by Deutsch, any useful quantum computer calculating on many parallel micro-worlds ( 10¨512 with 512 qubits ) will prove the existence of parallel universes to our universe

derphysNov 11, 2017error read 2¨512 with 512 qubits, 2 not 10 or 10¨51 rouhgly !!!!

With 10 times qubits than this IBM quantum computer, it calculates as over 2 power 512 parallel classical computers to give at random one of the ending statistical possibilities.

"That's more calculations than there are atoms in the universe, by many orders of magnitude. "

https://www.flick...9089904/

Whydening GyreNov 11, 2017That WAS interesting.

And since I had no clue as to what I was reading. it became even SPOOKIER from a distance...:-)

But - I didn't know that until I looked at it...:-)

Funny how it all comes around full circle...

ab6pnNov 11, 2017NeutronicallyRepulsiveNov 11, 2017ParsecNov 11, 2017What you say is beside the point. The only relevant point is that no matter what it is, any competent CS knows how to find the information necessary to get educated on anything.

Da SchneibNov 11, 2017This don't work like that.

Whydening GyreNov 12, 2017Looks like a windchime I make....

pulsar8472Nov 14, 2017SwamiOnTheMountainNov 14, 2017Commenting is closed for this article