The Dawn Of Quantum Computing
There are great news for those of you who’ve heard about quantum computers and quantum computations. Finally, thanks to IBM Quantum Experience site it is possible to run experiments on a real 5 qubits Quantum Processor connecting to it via IBM Cloud interface! Isn’t this sound great? It is an advancement in computing that is equal in its importance to the transition from mechanical to digital computers and it can be hardly overestimated. I recommend to read this IBM’s article that explains the endeavor before proceeding any further.
What Is It All About?
IBM Quantum Experience is aimed to bring hands-on skills in programming quantum processor. This is not a simple task taking into consideration that Quantum Computations far complex to grasp in comparison to classical computations and requires understanding of quantum physics and linear algebra. But it can be done with effort and dedication. In addition, there is a need in motivation and curiosity.
If you have no prior knowledge of quantum computations you’d better learn a little bit at this link at IBM Quantum Computing site. In addition to this, to jump deep into experimenting with quantum algorithm there is a need to revive or acquire skills in Linear Algebra (this one is at Khan Academy) and quantum physics fundamentals concepts. Preferably, it is better to have a BSc degree in physics, engineering, mathematics etc.
How To Apply?
The application is straightforward. There is a need to register at the site. Then confirm the registration. Log in and compose your first quantum algorithm. One who has no previous knowledge in quantum computation is advised to go through very detailed guide at the site.
What Can Be Implemented On This Processor?
Well, this is exactly the question that I am asking myself right now too. I’ve found that it is possible to implement Deutsch–Jozsa algorithm and to see how it works for real. Following articles may help to understand how to do it.
- Quantum Circuit
- Implementation of the Four-Bit Deutsch–Jozsa Algorithm with Josephson Charge Qubits
- Implementation of the Deutsch– Jozsa algorithm on an ion-trap quantum computer
What Else May Help?
There are additional resources that may come in handy tackling this topic.
- Dr. David Deutsch – lectures on quantum computation.
- Patience and motivation
And so it begins…