Introduction to Quantum Computing
TimeMonday, 15 November 20218am - 5pm CST
DescriptionQuantum computing offers the potential to revolutionize high-performance computing by providing a means to solve certain computational problems faster than any classical computer. Relatively recently, quantum computing has advanced from a theoretical possibility to an engineered reality, with commercial entities offering early prototype quantum processors, both special-purpose quantum annealers and general-purpose gate-model processors.
In this tutorial, we introduce participants to the computational models underlying quantum computing. We work through examples of its immense computational power while highlighting what the quantum computing community still does not know in terms of quantum algorithms and whence the power of quantum computing. We examine the thought processes that programmers use to map problems both to quantum annealers and gate-model quantum processors. We conclude with an overview of the hardware and algorithmic challenges that must be overcome before quantum computing becomes a component of the HPC developer’s repertoire.