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Sparko
05-17-2017, 04:36 AM
IBM allows public access to a 5 Qubit quantum computer for anyone who wants to use it.

Here is the site:

https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.net/qx/user-guide

It links to their help documentation. You can click on the Composer tab to try out the computer.


some info from the beginner's guide:

We’re at the start of a new stage of the information revolution. The first stage began around 1950 with a handful of expensive room-sized computers, used only by specialists. Today there are more computers in the world than people, and we rely on them for everything from communication, to transportation, to commerce, and of course: the Internet. All of our computers’ varied abilities are produced by manipulating zeros and ones using simple operations like AND, OR, and NOT, which are called “logic gates”. By doing so billions of times per second in billions of places at once, they keep our world humming along in the manner to which we have become accustomed.

For over 35 years, IBM has been researching an utterly different kind of information and information processing, as different from ordinary “classical” information as a dream is from a book. Unlike dreams, this new kind of information, called “quantum information” is both well-understood and useful. The basic unit of quantum information is called a qubit (pronounced CUE-bit), and a machine for storing and processing qubits is called a quantum computer. We’ve been building and testing increasingly powerful quantum computers for several years, and last year we made a 5-qubit one, housed at our Yorktown lab, available over the Internet to the general public. In other words, YOU now have a programmable quantum computer at your fingertips! We’ll soon be upgrading our public quantum computer, but even five qubits are enough to get a feel for quantum computing.

Sparko
05-17-2017, 04:59 AM
Here is a TED talk (11 min) on what quantum computers are.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsBuuwGj3zs

firstfloor
05-17-2017, 02:48 PM
Wow!

Sparko
05-18-2017, 05:03 AM
oh crap. I was just playing around with the Quantum computer and accidentally created a time virus using entangled qubits. It is currently corrupting events and logos in the past and is apparently the cause of the Mandela Effect (http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/showthread.php?11540-The-Great-Delusion-has-begun).

My bad.