Quantum computer factors numbers, could be scaled up

Boston MA (SPX) Mar 11, 2016

What are the prime factors, or multipliers, for the number 15? Most grade school students know the answer – 3 and 5 – by memory. A larger number, such as 91, may take some pen and paper. An even larger number, say with 232 digits, can (and has) taken scientists two years to factor, using hundreds of classical computers operating in parallel.

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