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http://www.newscientist.com/article/...-computer.html
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Imagine cooling a supercomputer not with fans or freezers, but by deleting some of its memory. New calculations show that this is possible, provided some of the bits that make up the computer's memory are "entangled"– a spooky property that can link two quantum systems, no matter how far apart they sit in physical space.

The heat produced by a computer today is mainly due to processing inefficiencies, and while these can be reduced, Landauer's insight implies a fundamental limit on how much you can reduce the heat generated by computing.

Now, LÃ*dia del Rio of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and colleagues have shown that quantum entanglement provides a way to sneak around Landauer's law.
Who needs laws when you're quantum!
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Now that is slick.
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Now that is slick.
It is pretty cool.

Nyuck nyuck.
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Wow. Considering that heat (as I understand it) is one of the primary reasons we stopped perusing higher clock speeds and started perusing multiple cores per die, I can see this being (potentially) a very important discovery in the years to come.


... Of course we're a long way from implementation, but still... WHEN we do...
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dang this left me scratching my head.
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It is pretty cool.

Nyuck nyuck.

This takes phase changing to a whole new level xD excieted to see where this goes
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Interesting read. Pic in OP looks like a tree BTW.
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... Of course we're a long way from implementation, but still... WHEN we do...
Well, entangled particles are still very expensive in Mass Effect, and they're travelling in space like it's nothing

Joke aside, seems like a nice process, but they still have to test it, and before it comes available at a reasonable cost for the customers market...
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dang this left me scratching my head.
Yeah, it was way over my head too...
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Makes prefact sense. When my comp tech teacher couldn't understand quantum computers, I explained it like this: Quantum physics/mechanics are supposed to make your head asplode, don't worry.
 
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