Thought for the month

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Origin uncertain, usually attributed as a Chinese Proverb.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Lots of bits

Approximately 100 billion optical components would be required to make a practical, fault tolerant, quantum computer that uses light to process information. This is the conclusion of a recent publication which calculated that the number of components for a photon-based computer would be five orders of magnitude larger than for a matter-based processor.

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