A Heterogeneous Quantum Computer Architecture

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In this paper, we present a high level view of the heterogeneous quantum computer architecture as any future quantum computer will consist of both a classical and quantum computing part. The classical part is needed for error correction as well as for the execution of algorithms that contain both classical and quantum logic. We present a complete system stack describing the different layers when building a quantum computer. We also present the control logic andcorresponding data path that needs to be implemented when executing quantum instructions and conclude by discussing design choices in the quantum plane.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF '16
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4128-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF '16 - Como, Italy
Duration: 16 May 201619 May 2016


ConferenceACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers, CF '16
Abbreviated titleCF'16


  • Quantum Computer (Micro-)architecture


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