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Wikipedia informed me about quite a lot of language that exist for quantum computing, with diverse low or high level language, but I don't know about specific operating system made for specific architecture of quantum computers.

Are we at the same level of development of the (personnal) computer's themselves in the 70/80's where every brand has his own language, instruction set and chipset ? or is there something like a posix for QC ?

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    $\begingroup$ please inform me of appropriate tag to use for this question, <3, thanks $\endgroup$
    – dominix
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    $\begingroup$ A useful analogy is comparing quantum computers with Graphical processing units (GPUs). GPUs don't usually run operating systems. They are co-processors to CPUs. A classical computer that's specially purposed to interact well with a quantum computer (efficiently sending control signals to the quantum chip e.t.c) could be called a Quantum OS but I'm assuming you mean running an OS on a quantum processor; which is impractical. $\endgroup$ Nov 7 '21 at 4:41
  • $\begingroup$ Just note that classical computers were at such level of development in 50's or early 60's. In 70/80's as you wrote, much standardisation has just taken place. Overall, nice question, +1. $\endgroup$ Nov 7 '21 at 7:17
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There does exist the so-called quantum operating system, for example, this one. But I don't think you can compare the process of a quantum computer with a classical computer. At least for now, I think the best hope is to build a quantum computer that can offer quantum computing services in the style of cloud computing, while universal quantum computers might really be very far from us.

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