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Quantum mechanics and CPUs

  1. Apr 9, 2014 #1
    A few weeks ago I heard that Intel released 14nm CPU (Broadwell). After that I did some research and found out that by 2020s we humans will have 5nm CPUs and that will be the end of Moor's law according to Bob Colwell.

    My question here is at what scale does the quantum mechanics kick in and classical computation can no longer be performed?
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2014 #2

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