Evaluating the Simulation Landscape

Oct 17, 2021, 12:30 PM


Adam Lyon (Fermi National Laboratory, USA)


Classical Simulations of Quantum Computing Devices are crucial tools for developing and understanding performance aspects of algorithms and quantum devices themselves. A very large number of such software tools have appeared in recent years involving a variety of techniques (e.g. tensor networks, solving the Master equation) to solve particular problems (e.g. optimal control, open quantum systems, gate based algorithms) involving several computing languages (e.g. C++, Python, Julia). Given the rapid growth of these simulation ecosystems, it is prudent to consider evaluating these systems with an eye towards capability and usability and how well they match the needs of the community. Are there missing capabilities? Are there usability concerns that, if resolved, could expand the reach of the software? In this talk, we will propose how to do such an evaluation and steps the community could take with results.

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