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A What's the best quantum simulator?

  1. Apr 29, 2017 #1

    What is the best quantum simulator till now?
    We could select two categories:
    a) Best full simulator able to solve the equations describing a system in 3D and watching its temporal evolution.
    b) Best digital simulator, algorithm analyzer.

    For the second options I have some candidates:
    IBM Quantum Experience
    Microsoft Liqui
    Quantum in the Cloud
    Google Quantum Playground

    Best means faster, providing proper results, easy to use and able to simulate any kind of universal quantum computer.
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  3. Apr 29, 2017 #2


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    I wrote a simulator called Quirk:

    It won't really help with analyzing algorithms, but it's really good at small circuits.
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  4. Apr 29, 2017 #3
    @Strilanc very nice.
  5. Apr 30, 2017 #4
    @Strilanc Is there any forum specialized in quantum computing?
  6. Apr 30, 2017 #5


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    None that I'm aware of that aren't ghost towns.
  7. Apr 30, 2017 #6
    Looks spectacular! Still as a layman in QM I don't understand how it works.
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2017
  8. Apr 30, 2017 #7
    And could you also let me know your opinion about the applications I've listed above, please?
    Or about the different languages used to describe the computer.
  9. Feb 28, 2018 #8
    What are the most advanced quantum development tool or simualtors?
    Microsoft has a new tool, called Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, and there are other I haven't commented yet, Rigetti Forest, ProjectQ, QuTiP, OpenFermion, Qbsolv, ScaffCC, Raytheon BBN…

    Any comparison of its capabilities?
  10. Mar 5, 2018 #9
    To my best understanding, (universal) quantum simulators usually refers not to sofware for on a classical machine, but rather hard-ware that behave intrinsically quantum-mechanically, or am I missing something?

  11. Mar 5, 2018 #10
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