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Submission + - Quantum Computers to Debut Commercially 2008

* * Beatles-Beatles writes: "http://news.com.com/Start-up+demos+quantum+compute r/2100-1008_3-6159152.html
Quantum computers, which researchers have experimented with for years but which haven't yet existed outside of the laboratory, are radically different than today's electronic computers. D-Wave's computer is based around a silicon chip that houses 16 "qubits," the equivalent of a storage bit in a conventional computer, connected to each other. Each qubit consists of dots of the element niobium surrounded by coils of wire."

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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