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General => Tech, Science, IT discussion & News => Topic started by: Snektron on May 06, 2016, 10:46:17 am

Title: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: Snektron on May 06, 2016, 10:46:17 am
So IBM made it's quantum computer available and programmable in their cloud:
http://www.research.ibm.com/quantum/
waitch out though: they have a bitch license. Everything that gets ran on their computer is also their property <_<
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 06, 2016, 11:10:06 am
I didn't think I would see quantum computers in my lifetime :O

Kinda a stupid license, though. Hopefully quantum computers are made available for a wider audience at some point. Then we would have our TI-Nspire CX and 84+CE private RSA key maybe :P
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: Snektron on May 06, 2016, 11:19:19 am
I think that'll rtequire some more qubits though, this one has only 5
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: alexgt on May 06, 2016, 11:32:53 am
Quote from: DJ Omnimaga on May 06, 2016, 11:10:06 am
I didn't think I would see quantum computers in my lifetime :O

Kinda a stupid license, though. Hopefully quantum computers are made available for a wider audience at some point. Then we would have our TI-Nspire CX and 84+CE private RSA key maybe :P

That is the dream ^.^
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 06, 2016, 04:29:30 pm
Quote from: Cumred_Snektron on May 06, 2016, 11:19:19 am
I think that'll rtequire some more qubits though, this one has only 5
How many would be required to factor such key in 1 year do you think?
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: Juju on May 06, 2016, 06:59:59 pm
5 qubits is not enough to do anything useful, save for letting people figure out how this works. Something like 50 lets you do something more interesting.
Title: Re: IBM cloud quantum computer
Post by: DJ Omnimaga on May 07, 2016, 01:27:43 am
Hm I see. So it's exponential? (eg 5 qubits = 1 MHZ, 6=100 MHz, 7= 10 GHz, 8= 1000 GHz and 50 1^99999 GHz? :P)