A Practical Quantum Instruction Set Architecture

  title={A Practical Quantum Instruction Set Architecture},
  author={Robert S. Smith and Michael J. Curtis and William J. Zeng},
Copyright c © 2016 Rigetti & Co., Inc.—v2.0.20170217 Abstract—We introduce an abstract machine architecture for classical/quantum computations—including compilation—along with a quantum instruction language called Quil for explicitly writing these computations. With this formalism, we discuss concrete implementations of the machine and non-trivial algorithms targeting them. The introduction of this machine dovetails with ongoing development of quantum computing technology, and makes possible… CONTINUE READING
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