Monday, February 12, 2007

Quantum Computers Now?

Is it possible that a Vancouver, Canada company has produced a quantum computer decades ahead of schedule? Or is 2007's version of Cold Fusion?

A pointer to this story sent me over to the company's website.

I guess we'll find out February 13th.

Why is this so important? A couple of reasons spring to mind:
  • If this is a real product, these goes encryption standards!
  • Some meteorologists and climate scientists feel that failures of prediction aren't due to system complexity (chaos), but poor models. Putting bad models on a quantum computer will just turn out bad answers faster. This may encourage better modeling.
Want to read more about just what the heck Quantum Computing is? Meet Mr. Wiki.

No comments:

Blog List



Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution2.5 License.