A Layered Software Architecture for Quantum Computing Design Tools

  • Krysta M. Svore ,
  • Alfred V. Aho ,
  • Andrew Cross ,
  • Isaac Chuang ,
  • Igor L. Markov ,

IEEE Computer | , Vol 6: pp. 58-67

Compilers and computer-aided design tools are essential for fine-grained control of nanoscale quantum-mechanical systems. A proposed four-phase design flow assists with computations by transforming a quantum algorithm from a high-level language program into precisely scheduled physical actions.