Re: How fast will a quantum computer be?

Hara Ra (
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 23:25:47 -0700

At 10:52 AM 9/23/98 -0700, you wrote:
>What are the predictions about the speed of a quantum computer? I'm asking
>for a specific reason. I thought of a brute-force algorithm yesterday for
>general design of anything, but it would take super-massive computing power
>to be workable. <snip>
>Even if the calculation still took something like 20 years, it
>would be amazing. We could then use the same technique to say "write me an
>algorithm that can do the same thing as the brute force CAD design
>algorithm, but faster. Return the fastest result."
Even better, determining which algorithms will halt.....

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