3 phase computer chip
I have just had a conversation with a friend who studied quantum computing. Sadly I have forgotten most of the conversation as it was far beyond my knowledge threshold.
Essentially he was saying was that current tradition computer chips are getting smaller and faster but soon we will hit the limit because as the chips shrink we have to pass less current through them. Here, there will be a trade off of chip performance against size.
So as these don't already exist, there must be a good reason why microprocessors can't be build that run on 3 phase AC rather than traditional single phase. Is this because as I understand it, microprocessors have oscillators inside them to generate their clock cycles, these oscillators wouldn't be changing state, but always be fixed, because of the constant flow of electrons? Without the peaks and troughs of single phase, I would assume an oscillator can not oscillate, is that correct?
My knowledge if electronics is pitiful at best, so there is likely some fundamental reason why this isn't mainstream because in my head, this would allow for potentially three times the computing power compared to a traditional microchip.
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