Microsoft has crazy quantum computing plans.
It is building hardware based on a particle that hasn’t been discovered, and the company now wants¬†to make¬†super-cool memory for quantum computers.The company is working with Rambus to develop and build prototype computers with memory subsystems that can be cooled at cryogenic temperatures.

Cryogenic temperatures typically are below minus 180 degrees Celsius or minus 292 degrees Fahrenheit.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld’s 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]
Quantum computers could eventually replace today’s PCs and servers and promise to be significantly faster.

But the systems are notoriously unstable and need to be stored in refrigerators for faster and secure operation.

As an example, D-Wave’s 2000Q quantum computer needs to be kept significantly cooler than supercomputers so operations don’t break down.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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