Enhancing quantum annealing performance for the molecular similarity problem

  title={Enhancing quantum annealing performance for the molecular similarity problem},
  author={Maritza Hernandez and Maliheh Aramon},
  journal={Quantum Information Processing},
Quantum annealing is a promising technique which leverages quantum mechanics to solve hard optimization problems. Considerable progress has been made in the development of a physical quantum annealer, motivating the study of methods to enhance the efficiency of such a solver. In this work, we present a quantum annealing approach to measure similarity among molecular structures. Implementing real-world problems on a quantum annealer is challenging due to hardware limitations such as sparse… 
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  • Computer Science, Physics
    Quantum Inf. Process.
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