Project: Hybrid Parallel Simulation of Adiabatic Quantum Computing

Team: Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze, Fahad Khalid, Fabian Bornhofen

Research institution: HPI Potsdam

Abstract: Quantum Computing has remained primarily in the realm of the theoretical since its inception in the early 1980s. In the past few years though, there has been encouraging progress; resulting in commercially available Quantum Computers. These machines – developed by D-Wave Systems1 – are based on Adiabatic Quantum Computing (AQC). Since AQC is not based on the gate model used in classical computing, both its applicability and programmability are rather limited at the moment. The objective of this project is to develop a hybrid parallel simulation of Adiabatic Quantum Computing. This will make it possible to leverage the massively parallel accelerator architectures, in order to simulate the execution of computational kernels on AQC machines. As a result, it will be possible to explore research questions regarding generality and programmability of AQC machines, without having access to the hardware.

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