US 'world genius' touts 6.8GHz 'quantum-optical' CPU
We’re unsure* as to how we should take the claims of Atom Chip Corporation, which maintains it will show off a 2TB diskless notebook based on a 6.8GHz “quantum-optical” microprocessor at next January’s Consumer Electronics Show.
An image of said notebook, the Atom Chip SG220-2, popped up on a number of websites this week. According to Atom Chip’s own description, the machine has no hard drive, relying instead on the company’s “non-volatile Quantum-Optical RAM” of which it’s packed with 2TB.
This is what Atom Chip’s other website, Compu-technics.com, says about the memory: “In this non-volatile integrated Quantum-Optical synchronous random accessible memory (NvIOpSRAM) the information is recorded and read by a laser beam. This memory does not have any moving mechanical parts. Complete lack of mechanical parts combined with ultra-high density, ultra-high speed and extremely compact size distinguish this memory from all existing memories.”
Full article: The Register