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Monday, May 26, 2014

Google Let's you Program a Quantum Computer

Google simulates the programming of a quantum computer.  Not create one, but simulate its programming.  In ReadwriteWeb.  Also, the D-Wave computer, developed by former colleagues, often covered here, is discussed.

" ... Quantum computing has the potential to make of the smartphones, laptops and data centers we now consider so sophisticated look positively Cro-Magnon. The potential is enormous. Have you ever seen the diagram of how many Earths could fit into a planet the size of Jupiter? For comparison’s sake, that is a good place to start.

But for the vast majority of people—including most computer engineers—what quantum computing actually does is basically a mystery. A few “real” quantum computers exist in the world (though some are controversial), and the art of actually programming them to perform useful work is still in its infancy. ... " 

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