SC20 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

Introduction: First International Workshop on Quantum Computing Software

Workshop:First International Workshop on Quantum Computing Software

Authors: Travis Humble (Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)), Scott Pakin (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Michael McGuigan (Brookhaven National Laboratory), Yuri Alexeev (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)), Jim Kowalski (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Ojas Parekh (Sandia National Laboratories), Bert de Jong (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Nathan Wiebe (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)), and Jonathan Dubois (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

Abstract: Quantum computing is emerging as a remarkable technology that promises to achieve major scientific breakthroughs. This includes solving complex problems whose solutions lie well beyond contemporary and even future supercomputers based on conventional technologies. Interacting with these quantum computers, including noisy-intermediate scale quantum devices, for basic and applied research will require a unique collection of software tools and techniques.

This workshop will explore the software needed to make quantum computing practical and accessible. The workshop will focus on the tools and software for quantum computing with emphasis on realized implementations. Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to: languages, programming, compilers, profilers, simulators, debugging, control and characterization, and other quantum computing software. Topics not relevant include domain-specific applications of quantum computing, physical design of quantum computing devices, benchmarking or co-design of quantum computing systems and quantum algorithms unless there is a connection to the topics above.


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