Classes of computers
Computers can be classified, or typed, in many ways. Some common classifications are summarized below. For others see Category:Classes of computers.
Microcomputers are the most common kind of co...
Quantum computing’s also-rans and their fatal flaws
When it comes to performance, engineering matters more than physics.
Quantum gold rush: the private funding pouring into quantum start-ups
A Nature analysis explores the investors betting on quantum technology. The science is immature and a multi-purpose quantum computer doesn’t yet exist. But that isn’t stopping investors pouring cash ...
IBM Unveils Groundbreaking Quantum Computing System
The Q System One is the first quantum system to consolidate thousands of components into a glass-enclosed, air-tight environment built specifically for business use. Subscribe to Fortune - http://ww...
IBM Unveils World's First Integrated Quantum Computing System for Commercial Use - Jan 8, 2019
IBM to Open Quantum Computation Center for Commercial Clients in Poughkeepsie, NY YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), IBM (NYSE: IBM)...
Another step forward on universal quantum computer
Researchers have demonstrated holonomic quantum gates under zero-magnetic field at room temperature, which could enable the realization of fast and fault-tolerant universal quantum computers.
We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We’re At
Scientists are racing to build the world’s first universal quantum computer. Follow Focal Point for more like this!
The world’s fastest supercomputer is back in the U.S.
The world’s fastest supercomputer is back in the U.S. "Summit" can complete 200,000 trillion calculations per second without breaking a sweat. (via @Seeker)
Flip-flop qubits: a whole new quantum computing architecture
UNSW engineers have developed a completely new architecture for quantum computing, based on what they’re calling ‘flip-flop qubits’, that promise to make the eventual large-scale manufacture of quantu...
Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'
The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, say US media.
Schrödinger’s cat just got even weirder (and even more confusing)
The researchers hope their findings will help make quantum computers a reality.
IBM opens first quantum computer cloud
This is a new kind of computer that works differently than normal computers and has to be kept in a special refrigerator at outer-space temperatures.
Fredkin Gate Breakthrough Overcomes Obstacle In Quantum Computing
Particles of light helped simplify the process of building the quantum computer circuit's Fredkin gates. The breakthrough overcomes one of the obstacles of quantum computing.
MIT scientists build world's first scalable quantum computer
Quantum computing now “much more an engineering effort, and not a basic physics question,” claims MIT professor Isaac Chuang,Hardware ,quantum computing
Top 5 - Reasons to get an Apple iPad Pro
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Top 5 - Reasons to hold off on the Apple iPad Pro
The giganto tablet has a lot of people ready to part with their money, but maybe they should hit the brakes. Watch the five reasons why we think you should hold off on the iPad Pro:
Move Over Standing Desk — This One Reclines
The Altwork Station can morph from standup desk to full recliner - with keyboard and mouse that defy gravity - for those hardcore computer sessions. Most ingeniously, as you gradually rock back into a...
Analog computers
An analog computer is a form of computer that uses the continuously changeable aspects of physical phenomena such as electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic quantities to model the problem being solved. ...
Embedded systems
An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints. It is embedded as part of a complete devi...
Fault-tolerant computer system
Fault-tolerant computer systems are systems designed around the concepts of fault tolerance. In essence, they must be able to continue working to a level of satisfaction in the presence of faults.Faul...
Mainframe computer
Mainframe computers (colloquially referred to as "big iron") are computers used primarily by corporate and governmental organizations for critical applications, bulk data processing such as census, in...
Microcomputer
A microcomputer is a small, relatively inexpensive computer with a microprocessor as its central processing unit (CPU). It includes a microprocessor, memory, and input/output (I/O) facilities. Microco...
Military computers
This article specifically addresses US armed forces military computers and their use.
Some of the earliest computers were military computers.Military requirements for portability and ruggedness le...
Minicomputer
A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that developed in the mid-1960s and sold for much less than mainframe and mid-size computers from IBM and its direct competitors. ...
Mobile computing
Mobile computing is human–computer interaction by which a computer is expected to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing involves mobile communication, mobile hardware, and mobile softwa...
Reconfigurable computing
Reconfigurable computing is a computer architecture combining some of the flexibility of software with the high performance of hardware by processing with very flexible high speed computing fabrics li...
Smartwatches
A smartwatch is a computerized wristwatch with functionality that is enhanced beyond timekeeping. While early models can perform basic tasks, such as calculations, translations, and game-playing, mode...