[ExI] Quantum Supremacy
johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Nov 30 16:06:45 UTC 2017
On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, the title of one the papers is "Probing many-body dynamics on a
> 51-atom quantum simulator", so I don't see how it's a real quantum computer.
A quantum simulator is a quantum computer that is simulating a quantum
system, in this case a lattice of magnetized atoms, and that is something
that a conventional computer can't simulate unless the lattice is very
small. A quantum simulator is not a conventional computer simulating a
John K Clark
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