Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2017 23:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

This paper is a gentle but rigorous introduction to quantum computing intended for computer scientists. Starting from a small set of assumptions on the behavior of quantum computing devices, we analyze their main characteristics, stressing the differences with classical computers, and finally describe two well-known algorithms (Simon's algorithm and Grover's algorithm) using the formalism developed in previous sections. This paper does not touch on the physics of the devices, and therefore does not require any notion of quantum mechanics.

Some light reading before bedtime.

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RE[6]: Worthless.
by project_2501 on Wed 16th Aug 2017 10:46 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Worthless."
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both of which run on normal imperative hardware ...

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RE[7]: Worthless.
by Kochise on Wed 16th Aug 2017 15:38 in reply to "RE[6]: Worthless."
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There was functional processor and computers (Symbolics, Genera, ...) that could also run imperative programs through some kind emulation, thanks to monads.

You can run quantum programs on imperative hardware too.

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