25-29 January 2019
US/Pacific timezone

Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum Computers

26 Jan 2019, 12:15
Building 66- Auditorium (LBL-Hill)

Building 66- Auditorium


Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Berkeley, California
Foundations of quantum computing Foundations of Quantum Computing


Dr Riccardo Manenti (Rigetti)


The immense power of quantum computation is illustrated by flagship quantum algorithms that solve problems, such as factoring, much more efficiently than classical algorithms. The building of a quantum device with error rates well below the fault-tolerance threshold poses a challenge to the implementation of these quantum algorithms on near-term devices. In this talk, I will present the physics of superconducting circuits, one of the most promising technology for building Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computers. In particular, I will explain the single qubit control, parametric entangling gates, and how these come together in a cloud deployed system. Finally, I will present an unsupervised machine learning algorithm that we have run on our quantum processing unit [1]. [1] https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.05771.pdf

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Dr Riccardo Manenti (Rigetti)

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