Researchers at Yale University have built the first-ever quantum processor using solid state components, and have run basic algorithms to prove how it works. Previous efforts have simulated a quantum processor without using electronic components.
In their tests, physicists Leonardo DiCarlo and professor Robert Schoelkopf demonstrated the perfect example of how quantum computing beats out traditional processing techniques.
It's a "reverse phone number search," where you know the phone number you want but not the name of the person to call. Using a qubit -- a quantum bit that can hold multiple digits -- the processor can examine multiple data sets, such as numbers in a phone book, and find the one you want.
"Instead of having to place a phone call to one number, then another number, you use quantum mechanics to speed up the process," according to Schoelkopf. "It's like being able to place one phone call that simultaneously tests all four numbers, but only goes through to the right one."
Not only is the two-qubit quantum processor made from solid state electronics -- unlike previous demos that used atomic particles -- but the processor operates for a full microsecond.
The processor consists of a niobium film and an aluminum oxide wafer with a current that jumps across a gap on the substrate material. DiCarlo noted that the material operates at a hair above absolute zero, so odds are you're not going to find a quantum processor in your next off-the-shelf computer.
Will this new computer top my bank accounts? I have plenty of unused bits on my bank accounts. Once it can achieve that this new microprocessor is worth my money.
I wonder when the military will get their hands on it
some might wonder how long the military has already had it...
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i read a small book on quantum physics and id said something about quantum computers being waaaaaaaay. better and faster than all computers combined.
put a quantum processor in the iphone, and that thing is unbeatable.
grad students at the university of toledo are drooling more then usual over this...
Nobody is going to listen to a person that has a response that consists of nothing but name calling. That is the sign of an immature person with a complete lack of knowledge. Stop name calling and learn to be polite. You can disagree without being ugly.
Sorry, Iphone already is unbeatable :)
Well, at least the current one for now.
but you are a moron. and both you and I did listen to him, even when all he did was call you a name.
Also, mmfiore, y'know what Einstein believed in more than his pet theory? Yeah, *science.* Look to it.
good luck with your theory of everything *scoff*
and soon we will have the answer to life, the universe and everything!!!!!!!!
A.I. in its infancy. Einstein rocks, so does string and quantum theory, most quantum and string theory has its roots in some of einsteins theories he couldnt quite quantify. Check his biography, his A/C is very very cool..(public domain, no freon!)