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What are Quantum Computers ?

 
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Hi folks.
what are the quantom computers ?
 
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Quantum computers are computers that operate on sub-atomic quantum bits instead of regular bits. While the regular bits' state can be either "0" or "1", a quantum bit can be in state "0", "1", or "something in between".

That's really all I dare to say without the fear of sounding stupid. It's a complicated topic and a target of research for decades to come. You'll find more information about quantum computers by Googling for "quantum computer"...
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People tend to call things they don't understand "quantum", as in "it's probably quantum"
So maybe it's just a computer noone understands.

Seriously:
http://www.qubit.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer
 
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Howdy howdy howdy.
Some colleagues and I have recently written a book specifically to introduce coders to quantum computing, and give them hands-on experience.

Even better tomorrow (Oct 8) on CodeRanch I'll be hosting a week-long promo Q&A on quantum computing, and my co-authors and I will be very pleased to answer any questions at all, with working code samples whenever possible.

Programming Quantum Computers from O'Reilly Media is available recently, as a physical book and ebook (the physical one is my favorite). The book goes through specifically what the machines can do, how they're different, and how to use them.


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What does the octopus on the cover represent? Is it their ability to decrypt even the smallest holes and escape from aquaria?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:What does the octopus on the cover represent? Is it their ability to decrypt even the smallest holes and escape from aquaria?



Ha, maybe! We were considering using a tardigrade (the only animal which might actually survive inside the cryostat/1k-fridge of a QPU) instead, but when the O'Reilly folks picked the Musky Octopus, we fell in love. It's smart and alien, like a good QPU program. :]
 
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