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Updates to Quantum Optimizations Paper

You can get the paper here. You can download the LaTeX source and figures here.

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Planning the Rest of the Quarter

Feedback from the Microsoft Presentation I gave a presentation at Microsoft QuArC a few weeks ago; visit my previous post for details and slides.  Group member Alex Bocharov encouraged me to focus on demonstrating the value of the MITM optimization.  The whole group … Continue reading

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Presentation at Microsoft

On Wednesday, I presented last quarter’s work at Microsoft’s Quantum Architectures and Computing Group (QuArC).  In exchange, they gave me a delicious free lunch.  Yup.  That’s about it.  You can view the slides here.

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It’s All Over…For Now

I finally finished the first draft of my paper, and I submitted it for my honors project.  Apparently I improved the speed of Austin Fowler’s algorithm by about two orders of magnitude, by making it use a lot more memory. … Continue reading

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It Works! (sort of)

The board is giving me results!  This one is very trivial though, because I just gave it the Hadamard gate to target.  Now I just need to allow it to actually calculate sequences of interesting sizes. Coming Up Next Monday: … Continue reading

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Running the Matrix Multiplier On the Board

Some Bad News… Last week, my laptop died — which caused me to lose a little bit of my work.  Also, I had to finish a major project over this last weekend.  Thus, my progress has been somewhat stunted.  However, … Continue reading

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Matrix Sequence Multiplier Finished!

This week, I implemented the sequence multiplier, a module that multiplies a sequence of 2×2 matrices together and provides the result.  Implementing this module involved: Completing and testing the gate table module from last week, which provides the matrix for … Continue reading

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Design Decisions

(Sorry, no comic this time.  Maybe later…) Last week, I had a lot going on in other classes.  I didn’t have much time to work on this project until Wednesday, so I only managed to do a little more design … Continue reading

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My Hourly Comic…

The title says it all.  This was the end of one of the worst weeks I’ve ever survived.  I really need to stop procrastinating…

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Quantum Compiler: FPGA Multiplication Matrices

This quarter, I’m working on an algorithm described in a paper by Austin Fowler. This algorithm finds optimal sequences of quantum gates that approximate some arbitrary single-qubit quantum gate. I didn’t do a whole lot this week, but I think I’ve built up a lot of momentum! Continue reading

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