Towards Hybrid Classical-Quantum Computation Structures in Wirelessly-Networked Systems

Minsung Kim, Davide Venturelli, Kyle Jamieson

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Abstract

With unprecedented increases in traffic load in today's wireless networks, design challenges shift from the wireless network itself to the computational support behind the wireless network. In this vein, there is new interest in quantum-compute approaches because of their potential to substantially speed up processing, and so improve network throughput. However, quantum hardware that actually exists today is much more susceptible to computational errors than silicon-based hardware, due to the physical phenomena of decoherence and noise. This paper explores the boundary between the two types of computation - -classical-quantum hybrid processing for optimization problems in wireless systems - -envisioning how wireless can simultaneously leverage the benefit of both approaches. We explore the feasibility of a hybrid system with a real hardware prototype using one of the most advanced experimentally available techniques today, reverse quantum annealing. Preliminary results on a low-latency, large MIMO system envisioned in the 5G New Radio roadmap are encouraging, showing approximately 2-10x better performance in terms of processing time than prior published results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHotNets 2020 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages110-116
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450381451
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2020
Event19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2020Nov 6 2020

Publication series

NameHotNets 2020 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks

Conference

Conference19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/4/2011/6/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • hybrid design
  • mimo detection
  • quantum annealing
  • quantum computing
  • wireless networks

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