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    Quantum computing

    Hi all,

    I'm prepared exploring Quantum Computing which is completely new to me. Searching a while on Internet, I found IBM Qiskit which is an Open Source software necessitated for Quantum Computing. Also I found following documentation;

    1)
    Hello Quantum: Taking your first steps into quantum computation
    https://medium.com/qiskit/hello-quantum-2c1c00fe830c

    2)
    Installing Qiskit
    https://qiskit.org/documentation/install.html

    3)
    Coding with Qiskit
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...LJhQwtVktlYGbY

    4)
    Qiskit 0.12
    https://qiskit.org/documentation/rel...otable-changes

    5)
    Qiskit API documentation
    https://qiskit.org/documentation/

    6)
    Qiskit IQX Tutorials
    https://github.com/Qiskit/qiskit-iqx-tutorials


    Before start I expect to know whether I need a Quantum Computer for my exploration? Or a classic computer, a desktop PC, can do the job for my learning?

    Please shed me some light? Thanks in advance.

    Best Regards
    satimis

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    Re: Quantum computing

    Okay, I followed you down this rabbit hole and got completely fascinated with the topic (albeit, lost!) The one thing that seemed to come up again and again is there **is** no quantum computer developed yet. Or do you know of one? The IBM virtual machine is likely as close as you'll get(?)

    The question is, what would you do with it outside of quantum physics calculations? I can see the potential in science, but for average users, what?

    "Is it possible for a computer to calculate and not calculate at the same time?" "You will never know until you turn it on, so in it's present state, the computer can be said to both calculate and not calculate."

    <sorry>

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    Re: Quantum computing

    Quote Originally Posted by sdsurfer View Post
    Okay, I followed you down this rabbit hole and got completely fascinated with the topic (albeit, lost!) The one thing that seemed to come up again and again is there **is** no quantum computer developed yet. Or do you know of one? The IBM virtual machine is likely as close as you'll get(?)

    - snip -
    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    D-Wave offers Quantum Computer
    https://www.dwavesys.com/media-cover...r-doubles-down

    It is my curiosity turning to Quantum Computing. I don't know whether there are software for daily working running on it?

    I think that at start I'll stick on IBM Qiskit

    satimis

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    Re: Quantum computing

    That leads to this article which is pretty fascinating . . .
    https://cacm.acm.org/news/236266-wor...-down/fulltext

    Based on the pictures alone I cannot imagine what one of these would cost . . . . millions! But then that's what they said about general computers in the 60's, so you never know, we may live to see it.

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