Architecting Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computers: A Real-System Study

Prakash Murali, Norbert M. Linke, Margaret Martonosi, Ali Javadi Abhari, Nhung Hong Nguyen, Cinthia Huerta Alderete

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Current quantum computers have very different qubit implementations, instruction sets, qubit connectivity, and noise characteristics. Using real-system evaluations on seven quantum systems from three leading vendors, our work explores fundamental design questions concerning hardware choices, architecture, and compilation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number9057609
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Micro
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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