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Super quantum clusters from ANU

By johnboy 18 November 2013 2

In a big day of news out of the ANU science department we’ve got a great leap forward in quantum computing:

ANU PhD student Seiji Armstrong has made a quantum leap towards next-generation computing.

Working with a team in Tokyo, Seiji has created the largest cluster of quantum systems ever – a milestone on the way to super-powerful, super-fast quantum computers.

“The more quantum systems you have in the cluster, the more powerful your quantum computer will be,” he says.

“Previously the world record was 14. But in our experiment we went to more than 10,000 at once.”

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Deref 11:45 am 18 Nov 13

Does anyone find it ironic that an organisation dedicated to things quantum mechanical should use the expression “quantum leap”, which means an almost infinitesimally tiny change, to indicate something big?

Still, congratulations to them.

howeph 10:33 am 18 Nov 13

If you want to get your geek on check out this YouTube playlist From Transistors to Quantum Computers for an explanation of how this stuff actually works.

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