Sunday, March 17, 2013

2Q Machine Spin

The Two Q Machine is a spin off of the Q Machine (which is a quad) and will use eight Parallax boards. It's considered here because enough parts exist to create one and it can serve to recreate far more quantum effects.
To construct a 2Q, first build two Q machines. Connect one to the other using the parallel P0 line, the common ground, and the additional interfaces, and write new software to enable the additional four processors. This would include a prefix to the indexing motif. Note, the 2Q will not require a display as it can send data to the existing Q LCD across the parallel interface line.

What does a 2Q Machine hold for processing? The machine is a doubler. It doubles the number of processors from four to eight. Raw Reflection increases from 16,000 to 32,000 and Inversions go from 8,000 t0 16,000. The same QOS would apply and potential features are listed below.

2Q Specifications
Name - 2Q
Purpose - Explore & Simulate Quantum States
Number of Processors - Eight BS2 Networked Processors
Connection - Networked Parallel Cluster
LEDs - 16 (8 Board Activity LEDs + 4 I/O LEDs)
Piezo Speakers - 8
Boards - 8
SW Loading - x8 USB Hub Loading
Type of Boards - BASIC Stamp Homework Board
Total I/O Pins - 144 (4 x 16 + 2 Dedicated Serial x 2 = 128 + 16 Dedicated Serial)
Enumeration - 8 RC Indices
Deterministic Cores - 8
Communications Interface - 1 Wire serial (Party Line)
CPU Operations - Full Deterministic Parallel
Parallel Bus Upgrade - 8-bit and 3-bit (4-Bit in newer versions)
Processing Speed - 160 MHz (4 x 20 MHz x 2)
Program Execution Speed - 32,000 IPS (4 x 4,000 x2)
RAM Size - (8 x 32 Bytes = 256 Bytes)
EEPROM - (8 x 2K = 16K)
Programming Languages - PBASIC
PBASIC Instructions - (8 x ~500 = ~ 40,000 instructions)
PBASIC Commands - 42
Communications - up to 76,800 baud with 8 lines (9,600 BAUD x 8)
Output Devices - LEDs, Speakers, Pins, Computer Terminal Debugger
Source/Sink Current per each I/O - 20 to 25 ma
Source/Sink Current per each Stamp - 40 to 50 ma per 8 pins
Power - Eight 9-volt batteries or a bench power supply
Programming - USB Mini-B connector, built-in RS-232 serial converter (each board)
Reset - Eight individual resets
SW Type - Evolving Core AI
Operating System - QOS
Portability - Yes
Examples of Base Cost - boards, 8 x $39.99 = $319.92 or OEM kits, 8 x $29.99 = $239.92 or BS2 SSOP 8 x 10.99 = $87.92

Quantum Mechanics Effects
Quantum Zeno Effect
The quantum Zeno effect is a name coined by George Sudarshan and Baidyanath Misra of the University of Texas in 1977 in their analysis of the situation in which an unstable particle, if observed continuously, will never decay. One can "freeze" the evolution of the system by measuring it frequently enough in its (known) initial state.

Quantum Biology
Disappearing in one place and reappearing in another. Being in two places at once. Communicating information seemingly faster than the speed of light.