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Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« on: October 16, 2009, 08:44:43 PM »
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A pair of physicists have shown that if processors continue to accelerate in accordance to Moore’s Law, we’ll hit the wall of faster processing in roughly 75 years.

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In a recently published paper in the journal Physical Review Letters, Levitin and Toffoli present an equation for the minimum sliver of time it takes for a single computation to occur and establishes the speed limit for all possible computers.

Using their equation, Levitin and Toffoli calculated that, for every unit of energy, a perfect quantum computer spits out ten quadrillion more operations each second than today’s fastest processors, according to Inside Science.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/emergingtech/?p=1850&tag=trunk;content
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2009, 09:02:19 PM »
Quantum computers have been around since 2003.

There are objects that travel beyond the speed of light.
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2009, 09:05:36 PM »
Quantum computers have been around since 2003.

There are objects that travel beyond the speed of light.

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Processor fabrication using new technologies such as imprint lithography, graphene, and quantum computing will continue to yield faster and smaller chips. Nonetheless, those advanced techniques only stave off the absolute ceiling for speed, no matter how small the components get, according to physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli at Boston University in Massachusetts.

Nothing travels faster than the speed of light.

Unless you have a radical new theory of physics you'd like to reveal to us.  ::)
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2009, 09:05:42 PM »
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A pair of physicists have shown that if processors continue to accelerate in accordance to Moore’s Law, we’ll hit the wall of faster processing in roughly 75 years.
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2009, 09:18:59 PM »
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A pair of physicists have shown that if processors continue to accelerate in accordance to Moore’s Law, we’ll hit the wall of faster processing in roughly 75 years.
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2009, 09:42:03 PM »
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A pair of physicists have shown that if processors continue to accelerate in accordance to Moore’s Law, we’ll hit the wall of faster processing in roughly 75 years.
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2009, 10:56:05 PM »
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2009, 10:59:24 PM »


Nothing travels faster than the speed of light.

Unless you have a radical new theory of physics you'd like to reveal to us.  ::)

A scientist has created a gadget that can make radio waves travel faster than light.

http://www.universetoday.com/2009/06/30/device-makes-radio-waves-travel-faster-than-light/
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2009, 11:11:39 PM »
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Nothing travels faster than the speed of light.
You are wrong Frank, Superman is faster  ;D

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_is_Superman  :o

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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2009, 11:46:24 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

He is fastest, see picture,

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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2009, 11:52:22 PM »
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Nothing travels faster than the speed of light.
You are wrong Frank, Superman is faster  ;D

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_is_Superman  :o

As is The USS Enterprise.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Enterprise_(NCC-1701)
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2009, 12:02:18 AM »
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As is The USS Enterprise.
jepp, forgot that one. was it WARP speed..........that is realy fast.............. :o

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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2009, 12:10:27 AM »
Ahhhh but the Borg have transwarp technology which is even faster. ;D

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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2009, 12:11:33 AM »
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As is The USS Enterprise.
jepp, forgot that one. was it WARP speed..........that is realy fast.............. :o

Yep, top speed of the original Enterprise was Warp 8 ( Which is 512 x The speed of Light)
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Re: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2009, 12:14:12 AM »
Voyager goes up to 9.975. But it's still slower than the Borg. ;D