The quantum computing group at
VCPC was formed in 2002, and
initially focused on
programming languages for quantum computers and the simulation of quantum
computers. The language work was based on
experimental high-level procedural programming language for quantum computers.
A QCL interpreter was developed, and is available as free software under
the terms of the GNU General Public Licence (GPL), together with a quantum
computer simulator library, QC-lib, which
can be used as a back-end for QCL.
As part of this work, a parallel version of QC-lib was developed,
which allows more qubits to be simulated in the same time or the same number
of qubits to be simulated in less time.
In the meantime a close collaboration has been established with the
Quantum Technologies group at ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH, and a
joint working group has been set up. Recent
work at VCPC has focused on developing realistic models of quantum computing
devices, and employing numerical simulation to reach a better understanding of
effective decoherence, and methods to overcome it.
Here is some more
information about quantum computing.
- Ian Glendinning, Matthias Jakob and Michael Nölle,
thermalization of entangled qubits, April 2006.
Submitted to Physical Review A.
- Ian Glendinning and Berhard Ömer.
Parallelization of the QC-Lib Quantum Computer
Simulator Library. In Roman Wyrzykowski et al., editors,
Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics : proceedings /
5th International Conference,
PPAM 2003, Czestochowa, Poland,
volume 3019 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 461-468.
- I. Glendinning and B. Ömer.
Parallelization of the General
Single Qubit Gate and CNOT for the QC-lib Quantum Computer Simulator
Library. Technical report TR 2003-01, Institute for Software Science,
University of Vienna, June 2003.
- B. Ömer.
Quantum Programming. PhD thesis, Vienna University of Technology,
- B. Ömer.
Classical Concepts in
Quantum Programming. Accepted for publication in the QS2002
AIP Conference Proceedings 627, CASYS01.
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