Bachelor Thesis BCLR-2022-20

BibliographyKuhn, Maximilian Jakob Johannes: Service-Based Translation of Quantum Circuits.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Bachelor Thesis No. 20 (2022).
60 pages, english.

Recently, quantum advantage has started to attract attention to the field of quantum computing. While current devices are still noisy and error-prone, numerous vendors have already established themselves, each offering their various approaches with different characteristics and optimizations. In the era of Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computers, quantum circuits must be compiled and executed as efficiently as possible, to best utilize the limited quantum resources available. Therefore, selecting a fitting vendor is a major part of programming for quantum devices. However, different vendors offer different, often incompatible frameworks. Compiled circuits are also highly complex, making manual comparison non-trivial. The NISQ Analyzer has been presented as a solution to this issue. It automates the compilation process of a circuit over a subset of usually incompatible providers. For this purpose it utilizes translation, allowing it to access multiple frameworks even with a circuit only provided in one language. In this thesis, we extend upon this functionality. We make new frameworks available for translation, employing existing translation functionality where possible. For proof of concept, we also implement compilation for a new vendor using the NISQ Analyzer, utilizing our translations. Additionally, we include a detailed evaluation of the reliability of translation frameworks, as well as a case study showing how our extensions can be put to use.

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Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Superviser(s)Leymann, Prof. Frank; Truger, Felix; Beisel, Martin
Entry dateOctober 21, 2022
   Publ. Computer Science