The engineering challenges in quantum computing

Carmina García Almudever, Lingling Lao, Xiang Fu, Nader Khammassi, Imran Ashraf, Dan Iorga, Savvas Varsamopoulos, C. Eichler, Andreas Wallraff, L. Geck, A. Kruth, J. Knoch, H. Bluhm, Koen Bertels

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Quantum computers may revolutionize the field of computation by solving some complex problems that are intractable even for the most powerful current supercomputers. This paper first introduces the basic concepts of quantum computing and describes what the required layers are for building a quantum system. Thereafter, it discusses the different engineering challenges when building a quantum computer ranging from the core qubit technology, the control electronics, to the microarchitecture for the execution of quantum circuits and efficient quantum error correction. We conclude by discussing some compiler and programming issues relative to quantum algorithms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE)
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9815370-8-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5826-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventDesign, Automation and Test in Europe: DATE 17 - SwissTech Convention Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 27 Mar 201731 Mar 2017


ConferenceDesign, Automation and Test in Europe


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