Seminars & Colloquia
"Toward Robust System Software Stack for Quantum Computers"
Wednesday February 16, 2022 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EB2 NCSU Centennial Campus
Zoom Meeting Info (Visitor parking instructions)
Researchers and practitioners are actively devising theoretical and quantum hardware-based error mitigation techniques for quantum computers; while these efforts are useful, they do not help us realize the full potential of quantum computers. In this talk, I will discuss a unique opportunity space for quantum error mitigation from a system software perspective. In particular, I will demonstrate how to carefully design novel system software solutions that can further the reach of hardware-only solutions and improve the usability of quantum computers. However, the design of such solutions requires careful consideration of hardware characteristics – I will present specific case studies, including noise-aware quantum compilation and post-execution error mitigation, to highlight the importance of this approach. Finally, I will discuss how insights gained from these efforts open up new research avenues for hybrid quantum-classical computing.
Host: Frank Mueller, CSC