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    This is quite amazing (if it's true):

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02...um_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?

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    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!
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    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>



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

    Climate change. Anyone?

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    Very interesting. I haven't really heard anything about quantum computers in a while.
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    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
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    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.
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    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!!!!
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    I wont even be thinking of BoB until I get it on my HD and run it with what I have now.
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