IBM Says New Quantum Processor Could Make Faster Computers

The American technology company IBM says that it has designed a new, very powerful quantum computer processor. The company’s leaders made the announcement Monday. They said the processor, or chip, will lead to quantum systems performing better than traditional computer systems at some tasks within the next two years. Quantum computers use quantum physics to perform difficult computing tasks. IBM said that its Eagle computing chip has 127 qubits. A qubit is a basic measure of quantum information. Traditional computers work using bits of information that represent either 1 or 0. But…

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Russia might switch thousands of government computers to Linux to spite Microsoft

Russia’s new internet czar has given a crazy interview in which he has said it is “inevitable” that the country will switch all of the computers owned by the state over from Windows to Linux. This comes as a reaction to US companies complying with the embargo against business in Crimea, following Russia’s occupation of the peninsula. Over 22,000 local authorities will make the switch. “It’s like a wife seeing her husband with another woman — he can swear an oath afterward, but the trust is lost”, German Klemenko said.…

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