Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quantum computers for energy calculation

Something that i found interesting on thecrimson.com website, is that a group of scientists are now using a quantum computer to calculate the energy of a hydrogen molecule.

When it comes to calculating the energy of a hydrogen molecule, precision is absolutely necessary and this is where using a quantum computer calculates a very accurate measurement.
Physics Professor Andrew G. White stated that "A classical computer trying to do this exact simulation of a complex process would just blow up". Unlike a classical computer, a quantum computer can account for an exponential number of possibilities when looking at a single piece of information. What this means in basic terms is that the more calculations is needed the speed of the computer or processor wont slow down like in a normal laptop or desktop computer.

For information about this exciting breakthrough in science and the world of computing, please visit the following link.



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