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Quantum Software Ecosystem Design

Basermann, Achim and Epping, Michael and Fauseweh, Benedikt and Felderer, Michael and Lobe, Elisabeth and Röhrig-Zöllner, Melven and Schmiedinghoff, Gary and Schuhmacher, Peter Ken and Wied, Yoshinta Eka Setyawati and Weinert, Alexander (2024) Quantum Software Ecosystem Design. In: Quantum Software - Aspects of Theory and System Design Springer-Nature.

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Abstract

The rapid advancements in quantum computing necessitate a scientific and rigorous approach to the construction of a corresponding software ecosystem, a topic underexplored and primed for systematic investigation. This chapter takes an important step in this direction: It presents scientific considerations essential for building a quantum software ecosystem that makes quantum computing available for scientific and industrial problem solving. Central to this discourse is the concept of hardware-software co-design, which fosters a bidirectional feedback loop from the application layer at the top of the software stack down to the hardware. This approach begins with compilers and low-level software that are specifically designed to align with the unique specifications and constraints of the quantum processor, proceeds with algorithms developed with a clear understanding of underlying hardware and computational model features, and extends to applications that effectively leverage the capabilities to achieve a quantum advantage. We analyze the ecosystem from two critical perspectives: the conceptual view, focusing on theoretical foundations, and the technical infrastructure, addressing practical implementations around real quantum devices necessary for a functional ecosystem. This approach ensures that the focus is towards promising applications with optimized algorithm-circuit synergy, while ensuring a user-friendly design, an effective data management and an overall orchestration. Our chapter thus offers a guide to the essential concepts and practical strategies necessary for developing a scientifically grounded quantum software ecosystem.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/200449/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Quantum Software Ecosystem Design
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Basermann, AchimUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3637-3231UNSPECIFIED
Epping, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0950-6801UNSPECIFIED
Fauseweh, BenediktUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4861-7101UNSPECIFIED
Felderer, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3818-4442UNSPECIFIED
Lobe, ElisabethUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3473-8906UNSPECIFIED
Röhrig-Zöllner, MelvenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9851-5886UNSPECIFIED
Schmiedinghoff, GaryUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2259-7365UNSPECIFIED
Schuhmacher, Peter KenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1232-4363UNSPECIFIED
Wied, Yoshinta Eka SetyawatiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3718-4491UNSPECIFIED
Weinert, AlexanderUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8143-246XUNSPECIFIED
Date:2024
Journal or Publication Title:Quantum Software - Aspects of Theory and System Design
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Exman, IaakovHIT, IsraelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Perez-Castillo, RicardoUCLM, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piattini, MarioUCLM, SpainUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Felderer, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3818-4442UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer-Nature
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Quantum Computing, Software Ecosystem
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Quantum computing
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Software Technology
Institute for Software Technology > High-Performance Computing
Institute for Software Technology > Intelligent and Distributed Systems
Deposited By: Lobe, Elisabeth
Deposited On:06 Dec 2023 11:09
Last Modified:06 Dec 2023 11:09

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