Quantum computing

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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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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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Thanks, exequor. That was a good read.
 
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Spammers said:
Can it be as fast as a present super computer ?

Your question should be just the opposite. And the answer is NO.

Spammers said:
what does it look like ?
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.
 
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It depends on polynomial time.
 

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