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+ - Quantum PC to run 18 billion, billion times faster

Submitted by NoGuffCheck
NoGuffCheck (746638) writes "ARNnet has the story, Get your PC to run 18 billion, billion times faster. From the article "According to a University of Utah physicist, he has taken the first step toward creating a quantum computer that would make that possible. The increase relies on a quantum bit (qubit) being both a binary one and a binary zero at the same time but in different places. In quantum (sub-atomic) physics the smallest particles of light and matter can be in different places at the same time."...."Theoretically, a 3-qubit quantum computer could calculate eight times faster than a 3-bit PC. Following the maths, a 64-qubit quantum computer could therefore make calculations 2 to the power 64 times faster than a 64-bit PC — meaning 18 billion, billion times quicker.""

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