Benchmark NISQ Devices using State-of-the-art Classical Tools

Who: Salvatore Mandra, NASA Ames's QuAIL Artificial Intelligence Lab
When: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 4:00pm
Where: 
307 Eberly

In the race to show quantum advantage, early Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices must be compared to the state-of-the-art classical technology currently available. At the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) at NASA Ames, we are continuously developing new classical algorithms to benchmark/validate quantum hardware and to raise the bar to claim quantum advantage. In my talk, I will present our optimized classical simulator for large quantum circuits, including numerical simulations of the Google Bristlecone quantum processing unit.