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Old 11th September, 2005, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Áedán
6.8GHz nowhere near the frequency of light. Move up a few orders of magnatude and you'll be getting towards light. After all, it is in the THz range!

As far as quantum computers go, they're up to 7 qubits. To be able to represent a single register on IA32 (Intel architecture) would require the use of 16 qubits (I think?), and would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Except, of course, that quantum bits, or qubits, can signify 2 to the 2500 power normal bits becasue of the behavior of photons. Unlike a standard bit, that only travels down one path, a photon has been shown to travel MANY paths.
Originally Posted by Áedán
Of course, the fact that your qubits are only stable for milliseconds makes it a little difficult to solve many problems with current quantum computer. The other issue is external interference from anything with mass rapidly causes the state of the qubits to degrade.

this is why solidstate memory is nessecary, as you use the qubit to program the memory immediately. the only "quantum" part of the pc is the processor.
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