IBM to shatter Moore’s law with 300GHz Crystal Computer

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  1. Doc-of-FC

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    New Tech Spy has learned that IBM is about to unveil a revolutionary form of computing that could tranform the World of information. It is known as the Crystal Computer and it is a way to use pulses of light to transfer and store digital information as quantum bits. A processor so fast it is capable of running the eqivilatent of 300GHz, or about 400 Gflop/sec, that’s about 100 times faster than today’s fastest consumer microprocessors.

    Full article at: New Tech Spy
     
  2. yoink

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    Hmmm... Never heard of that site, what is their source on this - the "article" didn't mention that at all?
     
  3. Deckham

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    Think it will be a good overclocker?
     
  4. Danthemanz

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    Um, it doesnt have anything to so with Moore’s Law as it doesnt contain transistors....

    Still cool though. Im sure there are alot of new technologies in the pipeline (pun intended) that will overtake our existing silicon/lithography/transistor technology after we hit the wall...
     
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    Didn't someone similar come up with a similar scheme a few years ago. Some "ground breaking" stuff. But then we never heard of it again.
     
  6. timmay556

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    As above, But still great stuff... But what would the point be if we are still using Hard Drives... And I bet you would still need a floppy disk to set up a RAID array :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  7. nux

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    I call fake.
     
  8. AusTerror

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    Sounds interesting, but when it comes out in retail in the year 2158 it will probably be slow to run Elder Scrolls 36!
     
  9. TheNek

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    it will realistically be 10years before this is availabe as a retail affordable PC.
    this keeps with the idea that every 18mth the processor speeds will double.

    10 years ago we were using 100mhz processors, now 3,600mhz! so 300,000mhz, is very belivable.
     
  10. BuzzPuppy

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    That's actually a very daunting thought. I look at my car circa 1995 and still get use out of an 11y.o. car. My 486 DX-2 66MHz on the other hand :lol:
     
  11. Danthemanz

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    ROFL, so true...
     
  12. ShaneHm2

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    i dont expect the gigahertz to reach 3 digits until about 2015 yet alone 2 digits which im expecting at least by 2008/9
     
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    depends what week u get :p
     
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    Nah, depends on how clear the crystal is! Diamonds FTW!
     
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    slow compared to those Chinese making a 1000TeraHz chip or something

    *sniff* *sniff* *sniff* wot's that smell.....
     
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    a lot of money and work is going into quantum computers... some sucsess has been had in lap test with controlling electron spin..

    but as always the technology jump is a little aways off.
     
  17. Danthemanz

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    No way Intel, AMD or IBM are hitting 10ghz by 2008, 2010 even.
    I mean they could, but thats not the direction they are going in.
    Clock speed will increase from now on much slower than ever before.

     
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    There was talk a year or two ago that diamond may be used instead of silicon in the future when they started to hit the ceiling with silicon, but then of course dual core and 64bit came out etc. etc.

    Oh, only just clicked what we're talking about (Quantum Computers), IMO, they're not going to be around for a long, long long time, it'll be funny though, trying to explain it to the average consumer when/if they do pop up. :lol: :lol:

    The atractive feature of a Quantum Computer I thought was going to be trying to integrate the Superposition Theory into it, so that theoretically it could perform all imaginable calculations simulataneously, yet that topic's just so incredibably dubious I can't be bothered thinking about how that's gonna work out lol.
     
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    Isn't Moore's law that computer (chips) will double in complexity and power every 18months (or 2 years), so moore's law would still apply without transistors. Sounds bloody awesome...can't wait...
     
  20. Whisper

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore's_law
     

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