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Quantum Bits

What’s the difference between quantum annealing and universal gate quantum computers?

Originally published at www.amarchenkova.com on February 28, 2016.

Just as a GPU processes instructions related to graphics exponentially faster than a CPU, certain problems can be solved quadratically or polynomially faster with quantum algorithms, by exploiting the quantum effects of superposition and entanglement. That’s why the race to build the first universal gate quantum computer is on, with Google and IBM leading the charge.

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