Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2021
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2021; Virtual; Time Zone: Central Daylight Time, USA
Session M34: Quantum Software and Compilers II - Compute Frameworks and Program Representations
11:30 AM–2:30 PM,
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Sponsoring Unit: DQI
Chair: Lauren Capelluto, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Abstract: M34.00009 : Universal Quantum Intermediate Representation
1:06 PM–1:42 PM
To that end, we present an LLVM-based Quantum Intermediate Representation (QIR) intended to serve as a universal interface between programming languages and targeted backends. Our goal is to facilitate the development of a common infrastructure including advanced optimizations and code transformations that take full advantage of the classical compute power and tools at our disposal in addition to quantum resources. In the coming years, we expect there to be exciting progress in how classical and quantum computations can interact at the hardware level. With QIR we provide a foundation for software frameworks that can target today’s devices as well as more powerful systems of the future.
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