[LINK] UNSW researchers make another quantum computing breakthrough
dlochrin at d2.net.au
Tue Nov 17 11:39:25 AEDT 2015
On 2015-11-17 10:50 Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Mind boggling! Well done, UNSW!!!
Can any Linker explain how quantum computing (QC) is actually supposed to work?
I think I understand the relevant physics reasonably well without being any expert. Claims to have demonstrated simple QC have been made, but last time I looked there was some doubt about how much of the result was due to the external QC device and how much to the front-end computer.
There's even a commercial product from a company known as D-Wave Systems who I thought had constructed a QC chip some time ago - see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-Wave_Systems
But there's obviously a lot of effort being put into the subject, including through a CRC network in Australia of which UNSW is a part. Maybe I should just do some more reading...
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