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Simulated execution of hybrid quantum computing systems...

by Travis S Humble, Ronald J Sadlier Iii, Keith A Britt
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Proceedings of SPIE
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Quantum Information Science, Sensing, and Computation X
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Orlando, Florida, United States of America
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We use modeling and simulation to study the behavior and performance of hybrid quantum computing systems. Our approach is based on a layered design with abstract machine models, which identify the key components and interfaces for quantum processing units, quantum programming models, and hybrid execution models. We use discrete-event simulating to track the dynamical state of hierarchical abstract machine models while executing test programs, and we collect statistics on time and energy consumption to forecast the resources required by quantum processors for future scientific computation.