[ExI] Quantum Supremacy

John Clark 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
quantum computer.

 John K Clark  ​

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