Quantum Bayesian Networks

May 23, 2014

Hartmut Has Them On His List

Filed under: Uncategorized — rrtucci @ 2:52 pm

Two software engineers, Greg Wroblewski and Laura Culp, from the Google campus in Kirkland, Wash, have released a quantum computer simulator called Quantum Computing Playground. I haven’t tried it yet. It’s written in javascript/WebGL and is browser-based (preferably for Google’s Chrome browser). It is GPU-accelerated. It purportedly can simulate up to 22 qubits and has Shor’s and Grover’s algorithms already set up for you. Of course, numerous QC simulators have been written before this one. Furthermore, Shor’s algorithm (1994) and the first version of Grover’s algorithm (1996) look pretty dowdy to me. Not exactly the state of the art almost 20 years later. However, the simulator allows you to “script” your own algorithms.

According to their LinkedIn profiles, Greg Wroblewski and Laura Culp have no backgrounds in physics.

My message to them: Wait a minute! This software is based on the gate model, and Google, due to the urging of Hartmut Neven, is only interested in adiabatic quantum computers like the D-Wave. You guys want to get on Hartmut’s blacklist? Hartmut can see your every move with Google Goggles. He can even detect when you blink. You better watch out!

reference:
(1) The Mikado, the Lord High Executioner’s list of people “who would not be missed” if they were executed “As some day it may happen”.

2 Comments »

  1. So, Greg and Laura have a profile! Oh really, I am impressed! But then, what’s the moaning about? Is it about who will make it at the end of the day? Well, unfortunately at the end they will all be dead and that’s that. No glory but for the lawfull administers of richy contracts based upon rightfully conducted testaments. And what is this fury all about? It reminds me of a rather old movie..

    Comment by Elangel Exterminador — May 23, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

  2. There is no fury in this blog post, angel. I’m just trying to point out the humorous side of life. It keeps people from thinking too highly of themselves.

    Comment by rrtucci — May 24, 2014 @ 12:13 am


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