Computing could get Faster with the New Quantum Computer

Boson Sampling Computers could soon Replace Super Computers

Quantum computers function through manipulation of objects like individual atoms, electrons, or protons and by unique quantum feature harness. They can drastically increase the speed when compared to traditional computers. It is believed that they have the potential to handle tasks that even supercomputers cannot, especially with “specific combinational optimization problem.”

Quantum computers can speed up the processing of information and revolutionize how computers solve problems. The scientists have successfully prototyped a new quantum computer known as the boson sampling computer, which is believed to be a huge step in quantum computing. It had been tough so far to build a full-size computer, but with this new development, it seems possible in the near future.

The latest prototype makes use of photons, which are a type of bosons that have high mobility making them adaptable in quantum computer. The traditional computers depend on exact descriptions of optical networks to calculate photon propagation through the circuits. Photon propagation calculation with an optical network that just has a few outputs and inputs is impossible for even the fastest computer available today. But with boson sampling computer, this looks within reach.

This new computing technology could lead the way to create more efficient quantum computers in the future. It means that eventually the technology could replace the computers we use currently when solving complex and challenging problems. For the time being, scientists will have to do with the classical computers. For common people though, a high-end computer from a computer rental outlet will do for the time being.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013