First 'Quantum Computer' No Faster Than Classic PC

June 19, 2014 8:28 PM

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First 'Quantum Computer' No Faster Than Classic PC

The world's first commercial quantum computer, made by the Canadian company D-Wave Systems Inc., performed no better than a classical computer in a recent analysis.

Quantum computers are thought to be able to solve complex problems thousands of times faster than classical computers, and scientists have been working on developing them for more than a decade. These devices could be useful for modeling quantum mechanics — the realm of physics that describes how ma...

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