[ExI] Quantum Computer Factoring

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 14:47:19 UTC 2019

I understand how to program a computer to factor number.
But how is this done with a quantum computer?
Is it all quantum hardware/configure?  Or is some part of that software?
And what would it mean to load a program into a quantum computer or what is
it all about?

On Sat, Dec 14, 2019 at 5:09 AM John Clark via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Just a few years ago the best a Quantum Computer could do is figure out
> that the factors of 15 were 3 and 5 but things have improved, very recently
> a Quantum Computer figured out that the factors of 1,099,551,473,989  are
> 1,048,589 and 1,048,601.
> Quantum computer sets new record for finding prime number factors
> <https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227387-quantum-computer-sets-new-record-for-finding-prime-number-factors/#ixzz680feeWTI>
> John K Clark
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