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So what is a “ Quantum Computer”? A Quantum Computer is a computer that harnesses the power of atoms and molecules to perform memory and processing tasks. It has the potential to perform certain calculations billions of times faster than any silicon-based computer.
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How does it work? A quantum computer uses Qubits, also known as Quantum bits. Based on laws of Quantum Physics, these bits behave similar to bits, but have the ability of handling more combination of data at once, making them faster than Bits.
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Unformatted text preview: Bits vs Qubits A bit is the basic unit of computer information. Regardless of its physical realization, a bit is always understood to be either a 0 or a 1. These bits correspond very nicely with the way classical physics represents the world. Electrical switches can be on or off, objects are in one place or they're not. Qubits, on the other hand , can represent 0,1 or a combination of both. They have the ability of showing every possible state a data can have. D-Wave Orion...
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