IBM's Qiskit Tool Chain: Working with and Developing for Real Quantum Computers
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Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE)
Quantum computers promise substantial speedups
over conventional machines for many practical applications.
While considered "dreams of the future" for a long time, first
quantum computers are available now which can be utilized
by anyone. A leading force within this development is IBM
Research which launched the IBM Q Experience - the first
industrial initiative to build universal quantum computers and
make them accessible to a broad audience through cloud access.
Along this initiative, the tool Qiskit has been launched which
enables researchers, teachers, developers, and general enthusiasts
to write corresponding code and to run experiments on those
machines. At the same time, this provides an ideal playground
for the design automation community which - through Qiskit - can deploy improved solutions e.g. on designing and realizing
quantum applications. This special session summary aims to
provide an introduction into Qiskit and is showcasing selected
success stories on how to work with and develop for it. In addition
to that, it provides corresponding references to further readings
in terms of tutorials and scientific papers as well as links to
publicly available implementations for Qiskit extensions.