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Quantum Computing in Practice with Qiskit® and IBM Quantum Experience®

By : Hassi Norlen
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Book Image

Quantum Computing in Practice with Qiskit® and IBM Quantum Experience®

5 (1)
By: Hassi Norlen

Overview of this book

IBM Quantum Experience® is a leading platform for programming quantum computers and implementing quantum solutions directly on the cloud. This book will help you get up to speed with programming quantum computers and provide solutions to the most common problems and challenges. You’ll start with a high-level overview of IBM Quantum Experience® and Qiskit®, where you will perform the installation while writing some basic quantum programs. This introduction puts less emphasis on the theoretical framework and more emphasis on recent developments such as Shor’s algorithm and Grover’s algorithm. Next, you’ll delve into Qiskit®, a quantum information science toolkit, and its constituent packages such as Terra, Aer, Ignis, and Aqua. You’ll cover these packages in detail, exploring their benefits and use cases. Later, you’ll discover various quantum gates that Qiskit® offers and even deconstruct a quantum program with their help, before going on to compare Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) and Universal Fault-Tolerant quantum computing using simulators and actual hardware. Finally, you’ll explore quantum algorithms and understand how they differ from classical algorithms, along with learning how to use pre-packaged algorithms in Qiskit® Aqua. By the end of this quantum computing book, you’ll be able to build and execute your own quantum programs using IBM Quantum Experience® and Qiskit® with Python.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Tossing some real coins

So, what do you say? Are you done simulating quantum coin tosses now, and want to do the real thing, running your Qiskit® quantum program on an actual IBM quantum computer? Let's finally get some use out of that IBM Quantum Experience® API key that you created.

In this recipe, you will run the cheating coin toss or Bell state on an actual IBM Quantum® machine by using Qiskit®. We know what the expected result is on a perfectly simulated quantum computer and will now take a look at what the results of a real so-called NISQ machine look like.

Finally, we will be getting some use out of that API key, introducing the IBMQ components, how to find the backends, how to select the best backend, and how to run the circuit against that backend.

Getting ready

The sample code for this recipe can be found here: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Quantum-Computing-in-Practice-with-Qiskit-and-IBM-Quantum-Experience/blob/master/Chapter04...