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    The computing system, which will use plasma oscillations, is expected to lead to a drastic increase in performance physically unattainable by conventional computers.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia has joined efforts to create a "computer of the future" based on quantum mechanics, Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI) project head and researcher Maxim Vakstein told Sputnik on Tuesday.

    "In 2016, FPI started a project to create a quantum computer based on superconductor technology. The technology which the project aims to create will allow our country to take a decent spot in the race to create a 'computer of the future'," the scientist said.

    The computing system, which will use plasma oscillations, is expected to lead to a drastic increase in performance physically unattainable by conventional computers, according to the scientist.

    The field of quantum computing research is currently dominated by the United States, China and some European countries, he added.

    Quantum computers remain a theoretical concept, however, limited computing operations using quantum principles and several particles have been carried out. The concept makes use of the quantum superposition principle which stipulates that a quantum system's state can be made up of a number of other states, thus enabling to generate an exponentially growing amount of information with each additional unit of memory.


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      looking forward to read about how they go.
    • supportin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
      michael, me too :>)

      Heidegger, interestingly, did a lot of now-scrupulously ignored work on the geometries and algebrae of states of Dasein to complement his moral and ethical ruminations on the subject of Being that are highly relevant.

      This should come as no surprise as the reason the Jerries tolerated both him as an intellectual and allowed his Jewish wife Hannah Arendt to live is because they thought his work held the key to non-uranium based nuclear power. The work done which I believe also involved Heisenberg had to do with isotopes of cobalt if memory serves me.

      IMO matters might proceed more quickly if Russian researchers took a look at picking up where Turing left off through re-awakening research into analog computer development, as quantum computer theory facilitates the type of memory which can store waveforms and their chromatic and harmonic variations of additive layers rather than bits and bytes of on-off switches.

      Computing in general is desperately in need of a new paradigm altogether that builds on past, proven work. I think also that a totally different computing paradigm emulating the analog and organismic processes of Creation will make of hacking and other security breaches insurmountable impossibilities.

      OT but also on topic, if metamaterial steel can store potentialities why then could not these be one form of quantum computing memory storage?
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      michaelin reply tosupport(Show commentHide comment)
      support, I need to refresh my Heidegger. :) Haven't done much with him since undergrad and the odd passing comment in lectures. :)
      As for the metamaterials, you're onto something there! :)
    • supportin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
      michael, thanks! I should mention that all my old document links to peer-reviewed technical papers are back up now for those referencing older postings here at Sputnik News relative to this and other subjects. For English-speaking American, Commonwealth, Russian, Asian and other students interested in this exciting new field this is a treasure trove of seminal historical research papers, pertinent textbooks and cutting-edge research findings.

      The entire archive can be found at www.bridgewaterenergy.net
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      michaelin reply tosupport(Show commentHide comment)
      support, many thanks for the link. It is saved and I shall be spending a fair bit of free time there for a while! :)
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