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D-Wave Chip Passes Rigorous Tests
2014-03-05 13:50:44

University of Southern California With cutting-edge technology, sometimes the first step scientists face is just making sure it actually works as intended. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is home to the USC-Lockheed Martin Quantum Computing Center (QCC), a super-cooled, magnetically shielded facility specially built to house the first commercially available quantum computing processors – devices so advanced that there are only two in use outside the Canadian lab where they were...

2012-06-12 14:19:37

USC scientists demonstrate that quantum computing could speed up the way web page ranks are calculated on the ever-expanding Internet Most people don't think twice about how Internet search engines work. You type in a word or phrase, hit enter, and poof — a list of web pages pops up, organized by relevance. Behind the scenes, a lot of math goes into figuring out exactly what qualifies as most relevant web page for your search. Google, for example, uses a page ranking algorithm...

Image 1 - Researchers Create Quantum Computer In Diamond
2012-04-06 04:31:03

A girl's best friend has stepped into the digital age as scientists from the University of Southern California have built a quantum computer inside a diamond. The scientists reported in the journal Nature on Thursday that their diamond quantum computer system features two quantum bits, or qubits, made of subatomic particles. Qubits are able to encode a one and a zero at the same time, compared to traditional computer bits, which encode distinctly either a one or a zero. Being able to...