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1 Molecule Computes 1000s of Times Faster Than a PC

May 8th, 2010 05:46 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

alexhiggins732 writes with this tantalizing PopSci snippet: “A demo of a quantum calculation carried out by Japanese researchers has yielded some pretty mind-blowing results: a single molecule can perform a complex calculation thousands of times faster than a conventional computer. A proof-of-principle test run of a discrete Fourier transform — a common calculation using spectral analysis and data compression, among other things — performed with a single iodine molecule transpired very well, putting all the molecules in your PC to shame.”

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