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Old 2007-02-08, 22:30   #1
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First demonstration of a adiabatic quantum computer will occur next week! http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...72&pagtype=all
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Old 2007-02-08, 23:03   #2
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I'm getting frustrated surfing around. What's the GMT for the event on the 13th?
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Old 2007-02-09, 01:29   #3
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I'm getting frustrated surfing around. What's the GMT for the event on the 13th?
Be an eyewitness to history at the Computer History Museum on February 13, in Mountain View, California.
Doors open at 8:30 AM
Event starts at 9:00 AM

Here's the registration form:
http://www.dwavesys.com/registration.php?eventid=1

See history made on February 15, at the Science World at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver, British Columbia, home of D-Wave Systems.
Doors open at 3:30 PM
Event starts at 4:00 PM

Here's the registration form:
http://www.dwavesys.com/registration.php?eventid=2

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Be an eyewitness to history at the Computer History Museum on February 13, in Mountain View, California.
Doors open at 8:30 AM
Event starts at 9:00 AM
Both events start right when my work day starts.

If anyone knows if any of this will be televised, and if so, when, please post.
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Old 2007-02-09, 03:31   #5
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That demonstration might be very spectacular indeed!!!

In the OP's linked article is a reference to "a new technique which rethinks the already-uncanny world of quantum computing". Following that link leads one to http://www.techworld.com/opsys/featu...featureID=3155 "Quantum computers - coming to your server room?" in which is stated (my emphasis added):

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Quantum computers - if they are ever built - will be fantastically powerful. They will be able to solve complex problems including - worryingly - some like factoring prime numbers, whose very difficulty is the basis of our current cryptographic security systems.
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Old 2007-02-10, 16:51   #6
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It makes me wonder, which is weirder, quantum computers or the Infinite Improbability Drive?
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Old 2007-02-11, 00:15   #7
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It makes me wonder, which is weirder, quantum computers or the Infinite Improbability Drive?
Ask the bowl of petunias
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Old 2007-02-12, 09:00   #8
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Snif snif, I smell: The emperors new clothings.

There is sooooo much speaking against this "Quantum Computer".

1) A new technique - where are the patents applications. Even Apple Inc can't hide there applications prior to new inventions.

2) Funding - Quantum Computers is fundamental research. Most compagnys is verry carefull about doing this inhouse. The money invested is easyly lost. Most of this kind of research is done on universitys. NSA might do this research inhouse, the can afford paying a high salary, a failure won't bring them to their knees and a succes would be a magor benefit (if they can hold the technology to themself).

3) The webpage for dwavesys, dos not look like a webpage for a compagny that can support this kind of research.


My money is still on functional optical computers BEFORE functional quantum computers.

-Eivind - and I don't see any clothings!
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Interesting article:

http://arstechnica.com/journals/scie...2007/2/12/7012

Edit: I'm eagerly waiting for the first news story about this from someone who was at the conference. When I see one, I'll post it here.

Edit2: According to an ArsTechnica article, just because the answer would fit in the memory doesn't mean the answer will show up, it just greatly increases the odds that the answer will show up. So, I guess that simply means bigger factors for GIMPS numbers, but not necessarily every possible factor.

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Old 2007-02-13, 23:21   #10
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Posted about 15 minutes ago.
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Old 2007-02-14, 06:51   #11
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Another step closer to practical quantum computers! Yay!
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