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NerdConnected
02-09-2007, 01:40 PM
This is quite amazing (if it's true):

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/09/quantum_first_demo/

edit: and here also
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37536

"the firm's roadmap calls for the construction of a 1,000 qubit machine in 2008."

Didn't Oleg say SoW:Bob will require next generation hardware to really enjoy the game?

Mark

major_setback
02-09-2007, 01:51 PM
D-Wave will demonstrate two applications for its quantum computer remotely on a machine at its headquarters in British Columbia. The first is a pattern-matching problem derived from molecular databases, while the second will tackle assigning seats to people under constraints, wedding reception style. Its speed at 16 qubits should be roughly similar to standard computers.

Glad they're sorting out the wedding reception issue. It was hell at the last one I went to, I had to sit next to some executive bore!

NerdConnected
02-09-2007, 01:55 PM
Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">D-Wave will demonstrate two applications for its quantum computer remotely on a machine at its headquarters in British Columbia. The first is a pattern-matching problem derived from molecular databases, while the second will tackle assigning seats to people under constraints, wedding reception style. Its speed at 16 qubits should be roughly similar to standard computers.

Glad they're sorting out the wedding reception issue. It was hell at the last one I went to, I had to sit next to some executive bore! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Boffins solve interesting problems... The wedding issue problably is highest on their list of things to solve.

Climate change. Anyone?

Mark

Choctaw111
02-09-2007, 02:06 PM
Very interesting. I haven't really heard anything about quantum computers in a while.

KaleunFreddie
02-09-2007, 02:17 PM
Don't know if any of you remember the Transputer systems. (massively parallel computers). On Beyond 2000 I think it was, they showed and incredibly smooth Flight sim of a Harrier - This was in about 1990. It's quality was probably IL2 version 1.

If we had these systems today - the Pentium would be rubbish. Such a pity http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/bigtears.gif

BaldieJr
02-09-2007, 03:17 PM
D-Wave's prototype has only 16 qubits, but systems with hundreds of qubits would be able to process more inputs than there are atoms in the universe.

Great. I don't want that kind of guilt. Every time I start my computer new universe is created in which sentient beings evolve to question their existence and postulate on The Beginning Of Everything. I don't even want to know how my pr0n surfing might effect the Matrix under my desk.

major_setback
02-09-2007, 03:35 PM
Well, if you can process that amount of information, then someone WILL be doing it NOW.

Some barstaard in N.A.S.A is at this moment playing FSX with all the levers maxed out!!!!

BaldieJr
02-09-2007, 03:55 PM
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Bearcat99
02-09-2007, 04:05 PM
I wont even be thinking of BoB until I get it on my HD and run it with what I have now.