1.2.1 Introduction to building blocks of a quantum computer

Course subject(s) Module 1. Introducing the building blocks of a quantum computer

In this video Koen Bertels will give a first overview of all the components of the quantum computer. What role does each layer have and how are all layers linked and dependent to each other?

Main takeaways

  • Current efforts are put into building a quantum accelerator, a computational add-on to the classical computers to exceed current performance.
  • Heterogeneous multicore architecture entails a Field Programmable Gate Array, a Graphics Programming Unit and a quantum co-processor.
  • The building blocks for a quantum computer are a quantum algorithm, a quantum language, a compiler, arithmetic, an instruction set, a micro-architecture, a quantum to classical conversion and a quantum chip.
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