Scientists at the supercomputer modeled 45-cubanow quantum computing system

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Scientists at the supercomputer modeled 45-cubanow quantum computing system

Due to the high complexity of the principles of quantum computing systems increase in the number of simulated quantum bits (qubits), which operate such systems requires increased computing power. Because of this, these systems can be very difficult. However, researchers from Switzerland soon going to carry out the calculations of the mathematical model of a quantum computer with qubits 49. This is one of the most complex quantum systems at the moment.

For the study are Thomas Haener and Damian Steiger from the Swiss Federal Institute of technology. For calculations of this model will be used supercomputer Cori II, which is the 5th power in the world. Is Cori II at the National laboratory behalf of the Lawrence Berkeley. Is the computer of 9034 compute nodes, each of which is composed of 68-core Intel Xeon Phi 7250 with a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz. The system memory is 1 petabyte, and its performance is equal to 29.1 of petaflops. Testers from Switzerland with Asa II was able to simulate a quantum system with a 30, 36, 42 and 45 cubits.

Image plot of model quantum systems

In the course of a series of model calculations quantum computers Haener and Steiger constantly made changes to the source code of the model by removing from it all superfluous, optimizing and accelerating operation of the existing sites. The result of this work, the current code works on the order faster code used in the earliest models.

The Current mathematical model uses floating-point numbers for the calculations of complex processes and amplitudes of the quantum oscillations. Experts believe that in the used code, there are several opportunities for further optimization that will allow them to soon carry out the calculations of the computer model with 49 qubits, using the power of 8192 nodes.

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