Characterizing and Evaluating A Quantum Processor Unit In A HPC Center


A new technical paper titled “Calibration and Performance Evaluation of a Superconducting Quantum Processor in an HPC Center” was published by researchers at Leibniz Supercomputing Centre, IQM Quantum Computers, and Technical University of Munich.


“As quantum computers mature, they migrate from laboratory environments to HPC centers. This movement enables large-scale deployments, greater access to the technology, and deep integration into HPC in the form of quantum acceleration. In laboratory environments, specialists directly control the systems’ environments and operations at any time with hands-on access, while HPC centers require remote and autonomous operations with minimal physical contact. The requirement for automation of the calibration process needed by all current quantum systems relies on maximizing their coherence times and fidelities and, with that, their best performance. It is, therefore, of great significance to establish a standardized and automatic calibration process alongside unified evaluation standards for quantum computing performance to evaluate the success of the calibration and operation of the system. In this work, we characterize our in-house superconducting quantum computer, establish an automatic calibration process, and evaluate its performance through quantum volume and an application-specific algorithm. We also analyze readout errors and improve the readout fidelity, leaning on error mitigation.”

Find the technical paper here. Published May 2024.

X. Deng, S. Pogorzalek, F. Vigneau, P. Yang, M. Schulz and L. Schulz, “Calibration and Performance Evaluation of a Superconducting Quantum Processor in an HPC Center,” ISC High Performance 2024 Research Paper Proceedings (39th International Conference), Hamburg, Germany, 2024, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.23919/ISC.2024.10528924.

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