Focus Session
Establishing the Quantum Supremacy Frontier with a 281 Pflop/s Simulation
Event Type
Focus Session
Energy Consumption
Extreme-Scale Computing
Parallel Algorithms
Performance Tools
Quantum Computing
TimeTuesday, June 18th11:30am - 12pm
LocationPanorama 2
DescriptionIn the race to show quantum advantage, early Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum
(NISQ) devices must be compared to the state-of-the-art classical technology
currently available. In collaboration with Google and ORNL, we have devised qFlex,
an high-performance simulator for random quantum circuits (RQCs) which has been designed to raise
the bar for "Quantum Supremacy". In my talk, I will present our latest benchmarks on Summit,
currently the fastest supercomputer in the world. Our numerical results show that qFlex is able
to reach an average performance of 281 Pflop/s, with peaks of 381 Pflop/s.