Engineers Just Unveiled Design of a Complete Quantum Computer Chip

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

    Messages:
    37,061
    Likes Received:
    6,121
    GPU:
    AMD | NVIDIA
  2. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    3,132
    Likes Received:
    1,358
    GPU:
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti FTW
    If Skynet is gonna happen, it will probably be on one of those.
     
  3. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    5,609
    Likes Received:
    2,467
    GPU:
    NOVIDIA -0.5GB
    Or Skynet will be so clever, it realizes there nothing to do in this pathetic world and erases itself due to depression.

    And clueless scientists trying to find a "bug" that caused "system failure".
     
    norton likes this.
  4. David Lake

    David Lake Master Guru

    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    10
    GPU:
    Titan V watercooled
    But I thort the whole point of a quantum computer was that the electrons can be in many states at one time not just 1 of 2?
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2017

  5. MainFrame Alpha

    MainFrame Alpha Member Guru

    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    3
    GPU:
    Strix GTX 980 TI
    Quantum computing is based on two theories, super position and entanglement, with that being said many questions arises, how do you manage error correction on hardware level, what language is most suitable for handling qubits, Microsoft was keen to present an SDK for there Q# development kit but how is it going to play with the new quantum chip architecture is beyond me o_O
    and the main question is how dose a quantum computer compare to our existing computers in real time performance?! if anyone knows the answer would you please be kind enough to let us binary 64 bit users know :rolleyes:
     
  6. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

    Messages:
    5,084
    Likes Received:
    727
    GPU:
    Zotac GTX 1080 Mini
    I find it interesting that todays computers are basically designing their own demise with quantium computers, but i find it even more interesting that todays computers CAN actually help bring about quantium computers, it's must be like having a Neandertal man working on Einstiens theory of general relativity. lol
     
  7. waltc3

    waltc3 Maha Guru

    Messages:
    1,031
    Likes Received:
    310
    GPU:
    AMD 50th Ann 5700XT
    I'll believe it when I see it--and maybe not even then. "Quantum computing" is a miraculous device for raising money from gullible venture capitalists who have swallowed the hype, and that is its highest and best use today. It would seem to literally be the mathematical equivalent of counting the number of angels that can safely fit on the head of a pin. Bah, humbug....On, off, maybe--sure thing /s! "It holds out a promise of truly revolutionary and mindboggling results, such as how to calculate vast sums without actually doing any calculations! So keep that money coming in!" Ever notice how descriptions for theoretical research possibilities are always couched in miraculous terms? Of course, because who would hand them money otherwise?
     
  8. kruno

    kruno Master Guru

    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    70
    GPU:
    4890/1
    Depends how it is done,single atom nuclei with multiple electrons can have it's electrons just in two orbitals,you may recall s and p-orbital.Now if they are doing just 2 electrons then they can be in either s or p-orbital in same shell but they can be in same orbital in different shell (energy level).Now if they are doing just 2 qubits in single atom, that is nothing new and exciting,that was already done,problem is to do locally (coherent)or connected multiple qubits at same time. Think of that this way,we currently have 64-bit processors ,you can process that 64-bit number in single pass or what they done is they made 2-bit system,granted that system can process same 64-bit number but in multiple pass.
     
  9. Alexon Antonio da Cunha

    Alexon Antonio da Cunha New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    GPU:
    R9 390
    Back in time, someone somehow created a "transistor" to process data, it took many many years until it became developed enough to help create a more sofisticated transistor and so it kept going on until today.
    My guess is that it will be the same with qBits. When the first really usefull processor arrives, it will help create another one more sofisticated and in no time we will be way beyond the processor power we currently have.
     
  10. kruno

    kruno Master Guru

    Messages:
    258
    Likes Received:
    70
    GPU:
    4890/1
    Like any new research it takes time,it will come but it is difficult , you are dealing here with basic blocks of matter.
     

Share This Page