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The Tyranny of Qubits - Quantum Technology's Scalability Bottleneck

  title={The Tyranny of Qubits - Quantum Technology's Scalability Bottleneck},
  author={John Edward Gough},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
  • J. Gough
  • Published 15 March 2017
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Quantum Physics
In this essay, I look at (bemoan) the issues surrounding simulating quantum systems in order to design quantum devices for quantum technologies. The program runs into a natural difficulty that simulating quantum systems really require a proper quantum simulator. The problem is likened to the "tyranny of numbers" that faced computer engineers in the 1960s. 
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