Monday, February 19, 2007

Article: D-Wave Demonstrates First Quantum Computer

ExtremeTech reports: "members of D-Wave Systems, a Vancouver-based hardware firm, gathered at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View to demonstrate what they claimed is the world's first commercially viable quantum computer: the '16-qubit' Orion. ... Touted as a systems-level 'proof-of-concept' machine, the Orion uses a new type of analog processor that taps into quantum mechanics, rather than using the conventional physics associated with today's digital processing, to drive the computation."

I have been hearing the industry talk about quantum computing for almost a decade, it will be nice to see a practical use for it.
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