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Submission + - Quantum Computers to Debut Commercially 2008

* * Beatles-Beatles writes: " 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."

Algol-60 surely must be regarded as the most important programming language yet developed. -- T. Cheatham