Computing ModelsΒΆ

  • Universal quantum computer:
  • Adiabatic quantum computer:
    • The major algorithm run on an adiabatic quantum computer is called Quantum Annealing.

    • This computing model has not of universal purpose, but can be used to solved combinatorial optimization problems.

    • see the chapter devoted to Adiabatic Quantum Computer.

  • Topological quantum computer:
    • a not-so-easy-to-grasp approach based on quantum systems living in a 2-dimensional physical space, that would inherently possess a great stability and resistance to noise,

    • still not (or at least not conclusively) experimentally verified,

    • see the chapter devoted to Topological Quantum Computer.