Comments on Profile Post by Poryg

  1. Poryg
    Poryg
    The quotes are necessary, because quantum computers aren't really threaded. They operate completely differently from regular PC. Their RAM doesn't measure bits, but spins controlled through small electromagnetic metal circles. In practice a bit has only two possible value. Spin can have infinite values.
    But on a flipside, QC need to be kept at really cool temperatures.
    Sep 6, 2019
  2. cabfe
    cabfe
    They are only useful for a specific task, using a specific algorithm to exploit that power. Otherwise, they're lame.
    Sep 6, 2019
  3. TheoAllen
    TheoAllen
    And here I thought quantum computers are still in theory.
    Sep 6, 2019
  4. Poryg
    Poryg
    Nah. There are not too many of them though, because they're large, power hungry beasts. In order to maintain high precision of their spins they need to be cooled down to temperatures below -100°C, so they're cooled down with liquid nitrogen.
    Sep 6, 2019