Running quantum circuits on an actual quantum computer
You will implement your quantum codes on actual superconducting quantum processors hosted in IBM's dilution refrigerator!
How about running your Grover’s circuit (which you successfully designed a month ago) on an actual quantum computer? This week you will learn to execute your quantum circuit on IBM’s quantum computer at Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
To get started with this project, you will follow a few steps very carefully first:
1) Get yourself an account in Strangeworks QC platform.
2) Share me your account details (username and email address that you used to create your account) by writing an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will add you as a collaborator to the Grover’s iterate project created by OneQuantum.
3) After you get yourself a Strangeworks account, you need to gain access to IBM’s hardware - you need to get an IBM Quantum API key. To accomplish that, please carefully follow the instructions here.
4) After you have completed steps 1 through 3, you will transcribe the Grover’s circuit into a python code. You will use IBM’s qiskit, a software development toolkit that interfaces with IBM’s hardware. (You do not need to install python or qiskit. Your Strangeworks account comes with it, and you can code entirely using your web browser. )
It is as simple as that! You will then publish your results on the Strangeworks platform for the world to see it.
On Thursday (8.7.2021) at 7 PM (Nepali time), we will go through these steps together. Please click the link below to join the event:
To be successful in this project, very minimal familiarity of python programming language is required. (The internet offers plenty of crash courses in python!) It will also be beneficial to know what initialisation, unitary evolution and readout of qubits mean. Checkout this page and others to revise these concepts.
I look forward to seeing you all. I especially look forward to assisting you in your journey to run your first quantum circuit on a real quantum computer! It is going to be exciting :)
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