[hpc-announce] Workshop on Quantum Computing @ ICPP 2018

Koen Bertels - EWI K.L.M.Bertels at tudelft.nl
Thu Mar 1 05:51:34 CST 2018

                   Workshop on Quantum Computing: A Full-Stack System Architecture
    A half-day workshop held in conjunction with ICPP 2018 (http://oaciss.uoregon.edu/icpp18/index.php)
                                                      Monday, August 13, 2018, Eugene OR


Quantum computers, by exploiting quantum phenomena such are superposition and entanglement, hold the
promise for solving efficiently important computational problems that are nowadays intractable. One of the
most famous, though not necessarily the most realistic example is the factorization of large numbers using
Shor’s algorithm. It has been shown that a 2000-bit number could be decomposed in a bit more than one day
using a quantum computer whereas a data center having a size of approx. 400.000 km2 and using today’s
fastest supercomputers would require around 100 years.

This extraordinary property of quantum computers together with the great evolution of the quantum technology
in the past years has made that large companies such as Google, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, IBM and Intel
started investing heavily in quantum.

Up to now, quantum computing has been a field mostly dominated by physicists. They are working on the
design and fabrication of the basic units of any quantum system, called quantum bits or qubits. They have
focused primarily on the enhancement of gate fidelities and on the improvement of coherence properties of qubits.
However, building a quantum computer involves more than producing ‘good’ qubits. It requires the development
of an entire system architecture that connects and translates quantum algorithms to the low-level pulses that
operate on the qubits . Therefore, it is important that contributions from different fields such as formal
languages, compilers, operating systems, routing and interconnects, electronics, and computer architecture
are brought together.

In this workshop, we will address the main challenges when building a large-scale quantum system.
After introducing the basics of quantum computing, we will discuss the different architectural layers required
for building a quantum computer.

We will have several invited talks but we also want to invite researchers to give a talk on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  *   Quantum applications
  *    Quantum programming languages and compilers
  *    Quantum computer simulator
  *   Quantum (micro-)architecture
  *   Classical control electronics
  *   Fault-tolerant quantum computation
  *   Scalable quantum computer architecture
  *   Mapping of quantum circuits

  1.  The workshop will not produce any proceeding so the speakers do not have to submit a paper.

If you are interested in giving a talk, please send an abstract (max 1 page) to:

C.GarciaAlmudever-1 at tudelft.nl<mailto:C.GarciaAlmudever-1 at tudelft.nl>

Important dates

  *   Abstract deadline: May 11, 2018
  *   Notification speakers: May 18, 2018


  *   Koen Bertels, QuTech, TU Delft, The Netherlands (k.l.m.bertels at tudelft.nl<mailto:k.l.m.bertels at tudelft.nl>)
  *   Carmen G. Almudever, QuTech, TU Delft, The Netherlands (C.GarciaAlmudever-1 at tudelft.nl<mailto:C.GarciaAlmudever-1 at tudelft.nl>)

More info

Koen Bertels
Quantum Computer Architecture Lab
Quantum Engineering Department
Delft University of Technology

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