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Quantum Accelerators for High-Performance Computing Systems

Keith A. Britt; Fahd A. Mohiyaddin; Travis S. Humble;
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  • Published: 04 Dec 2017
We define some of the programming and system-level challenges facing the application of quantum processing to high-performance computing. Alongside barriers to physical integration, prominent differences in the execution of quantum and conventional programs challenges the intersection of these computational models. Following a brief overview of the state of the art, we discuss recent advances in programming and execution models for hybrid quantum-classical computing. We discuss a novel quantum-accelerator framework that uses specialized kernels to offload select workloads while integrating with existing computing infrastructure. We elaborate on the role of the h...
free text keywords: Quantum Physics, Computer Science - Emerging Technologies, Energy consumption, Discrete mathematics, Hybrid system, Quantum computer, Quantum information science, Distributed computing, Mathematics, Computational model, Supercomputer, Modeling and simulation, Software, business.industry, business
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