Quantum Mac Q1?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by floyde, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. floyde macrumors 6502a

    floyde

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    Just like grapes911 predicted , we now have quantum processors:

    linkelton

    We're going to need larger prime numbers...
     
  2. risc macrumors 68030

    risc

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    Now we know what is coming on April 1 the 30th Anniversary Mac Quantum!
     
  3. altair macrumors regular

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    apple will probably exagerate the speed gains, and put a bad video card in there, can we expect it in a power...err macbook pro any time soon?

    should i wait for the qbook pro? or get an ibook?
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    hehehehe.

    I thought I had something constructive to say but I'm too drunk:D
     
  5. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    quantum mac next tuesday!

    but in all seriousness, this type of computing would be a huge advance and one that will impact cryptography immensely.
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Er, how is the X1600 a bad card?
     
  7. After G macrumors 68000

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    This quantum processor is just an ion trap holding one atom.
    They were going to scale it up to 10, but what would one do with 10 ion traps?

    I think it would be better to make randomness/encryption generators out of these things, but that's just me.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I wish I could take credit for the prediction, but I read it somewhere. And by the way, we actually had computers running off of quantum principles for a few years now. While having a chip is a significant jump, it doesn't mean these things will be in our home for a while. You won't even see them in universities for a while unless the universities are studying the computers themselves and quantum theory.
     
  9. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think altair was suggesting that the X1600 was bad, but even the most fanatical Jobs worshipper would have to admit that Apple has saddled us with some pretty damned ordinary video cards in the past. I think that was the point...here comes a quantum computer 100 times faster than anything else on the planet...and it comes with a 32MB Radeon 9200.

    It's a joke! :D Laugh!!! ;)
     

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