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Quantum Computing: What you need to know. W Cape Chapter Event: 2018-07-26

July 26, 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:30

Topic: Quantum Computing

A quantum computer is not limited to two discrete states (one or zero) of a bit as with contemporary computing as it implements aspects of quantum mechanics such as superposition and entanglement. Superposition means that a qubit, which may be an atom, electron, ion or photon may have both a one and a zero state with all states in between at the same time. This phenomenon is what gives a quantum computer its inherent parallelism. While entanglement is being explored as a mechanism for determining the value of a qubit.

The potential parallel processing power offers tremendously exciting possibilities. It is suggested that a 30 qubit quantum computer could run at the equivalent speed of 10 teraflop conventional computer. Quantum computers could be harnessed to process and solve difficult scientific and mathematical problems, deemed impossible to do with conventional computing technology.

This paper provides a high level introduction to key concepts, a selective overview of the current state of play and highlights the implications for the cryptographic services we rely on today.

Speaker: Andre le Roux (Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, UCT)

Andre Le Roux has been employed at UCT since 1999. In this period he has held the positions of developer, systems programmer (SAP basis), manager of computer-assisted learning support and manager of the computing platforms team.

Currently, the Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Services, his division within ICTS provides the Information and cybersecurity capability and a range of infrastructure, platforms and development services to the UCT community. This ICT infrastructure includes specialist human resources and technology capabilities spanning networking, HPC, general compute and storage.

Delegate Fee:

IITPSA, ISACA, Women in IT & ISC2 Members: No charge
UCT staff and students: No charge
Non-members: R60

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July 26, 2018
18:00 - 19:30


Ayanda Sikosana


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