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Title: Software Systems for High-performance Quantum Computing

Quantum computing promises new opportunities for solving hard computational problems, but harnessing this novelty requires breakthrough concepts in the design, operation, and application of computing systems. We define some of the challenges facing the development of quantum computing systems as well as software-based approaches that can be used to overcome these challenges. Following a brief overview of the state of the art, we present models for the quantum programming and execution models, the development of architectures for hybrid high-performance computing systems, and the realization of software stacks for quantum networking. This leads to a discussion of the role that conventional computing plays in the quantum paradigm and how some of the current challenges for exascale computing overlap with those facing quantum computing.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1]
  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1326495
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE High Performance Extreme Computing Conference, Waltham, MA, USA, 20160913, 20160913
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
ORNL work for others; ORNL LDRD Director's R&D
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
quantum networks; quantum computing; high-performance computing