Dwave Quantum Computer 128 qubits Weeks away

CTO of Dwave Systems has mentioned in comments on his site. They will also be showing entanglement related results. We’re tracking fairly well to our earlier projections in most aspects of the project. Our first cut at a 128 qubit processor (Rainier) is going to glass within the next 2 weeks. I’m going to be …

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Cluster State Quantum Computers

There has been a proof of concept using lasers to enable the first use of Deutsch’s Algorithm in a cluster state quantum computer. Cluster state quantum computers or one-way quantum computer are a scheme of quantum computation that consists entirely of one-qubit measurements on a particular class of entangled states, the cluster states. (“A One-Way …

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Dwave Systems will be commercially releasing a new 1152 qubit quantum annealing system in March 2015

Dr. Colin P. Williams [CPW], Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships for D-Wave Systems provided answers in an email interview with Nextbigfuture. 1. How is Dwave doing with the 2048 qubit system ? [CPW] D-Wave is making fantastic progress in fabricating ever-larger processors. In fact, we will be releasing our new 1,152-qubit “Washington” processor …

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D-Wave Systems sells its first Quantum Computing System to Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) has entered into an agreement to purchase a quantum computing system from D-Wave Systems Inc. Lockheed Martin and D-Wave will collaborate to realize the benefits of a computing platform based upon a quantum annealing processor, as applied to some of Lockheed Martin’s most challenging computation problems. The multi-year contract includes …

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Intel’s Gelsinger sees clear path to 10 nanometer lithography

Intel’s Pat Gelsinger (NSDQ:INTC) sees a “clear way” to manufacturing chips under 10 nanometers and when the semiconductor industry transitions to 450mm silicon wafers around 2012, the number of companies that run their own fabs will drop into the single digits. Intel debuted its 45nm process late last year and has been ramping its Penryn …

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Dwave System 28 qubit system coverage

Nanowerk covers the Dwave systems demo of a 28 qubit quantum computer system. “Advancing the machine to 28 qubits in such a short space of time lends credibility to our claim of having a scaleable architecture,” stated Herb Martin, D-Wave’s CEO. “Our product roadmap takes us to 512 qubits in the second quarter of 2008 …

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AI the 1950s and now or did you make that nematode smarter than humans yet?

Lee Gomes of the Wall Street Journal asks : But don’t singularity people know that AI researchers have been trying to make such machines since the 1950s, without much success? Lee is referring to the goal of making machines smarter than people.The singularity he refers to is the technological singularity. The Technological Singularity is the …

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Accelerating Future on the Singularity and Transhumanist Technology

There are good articles at accelerating future. 1. Michael describes the confusion around the term the Singularity 2. He describes 10 top transhumanist technologies I would expand out item number 8 Gene therapy/RNA interference with synthetic biology and synthetic life and DNA nanotechnology. I also think quantum computers will be quite important Designer materials, new …

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My take on Shaping the Future

Science Fiction author Charlie Stross talks about “Shaping the Future” He wrote Accelerando and Singularity Sky among other books. He notes how progress used to measured by top speed, but how that stopped between 1950-1970. I believe that speed will become a useful measure of progress again. I believe that we can and will burst …

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