"Quantum" processing in Wolfram Mathematica?

I had a conversation about quantum computers with somebody in the ReactOS community, and they pointed me to this here:
1. https://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/164790/is-there-a-way-to-do-quantum-computing-in-mathematica-notebook
2. https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/1135793

Supposedly, some forms of quantum computing behavior are able to be 'simulated' in Wolfram Mathematica, even though no real quantum processors are used. I'm not sure if this is true or not, but I figured I'd share and get a second opinion.

Thoughts, anyone?

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  • Hi Amaroq,

    Although quantum computing simulation functionality does exist in Wolfram Mathematica, it is limited in its functionality.

    Here is a quote from the following link about this:
    https://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/897811

    "Short note on this: I have not rigorously tested the system yet, but unless you want to wait several hours for your computation to complete, I suggest not attempting computations with more than ~20 qubits. To classically simulate an N-qubit register, requires a state vector of length 2N. Interestingly, it is this insight into the computational difficulty of simulating a quantum state that led Feynman to realize the power that quantum computing could have."

    I hope this was helpful.

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  • Hmm, interesting. Sounds like somebody should port Mathematica to run on D-Wave's computers :3

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