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Quantum computing

  1. May 3, 2005 #1
    What is a quatum computer in short ? what does it look like ?
    Can it be as fast as a present super computer ?

    Another, beside crypto, what can quantum algorithms do ? Can they do something good like genetic algorithms ? :redface:
     
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  3. May 3, 2005 #2
    Read this info from caltech:
    http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~westside/quantum-intro.html [Broken]

    you should get a good understanding of what it's all about
     
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  4. Nov 17, 2005 #3

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    Thanks, exequor. That was a good read.
     
  5. Nov 17, 2005 #4
    Your question should be just the opposite. And the answer is NO.

    Nothing like what most people have in mind, as far as a computer. Oh and only the most elementary experimental ones that contain around 4 qubits, maybe more, have been produced. As far as I know.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2005 #5
    It depends on polynomial time.
     
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