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India’s First Quantum Computer Simulator Toolkit Launched

By IQT News posted 30 Aug 2021

(NewsOnAir) India’s first Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity) which is considered as the first-of-its-kind toolkit to be indigenously developed in the country.
The development of the QSim toolkit is a collaborative effort of IISc (Indian Institute of Science) Bangalore, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Roorkee and C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).

What is QSim and what problem does it address?
The world of Quantum computing is rapidly emerging. It is capable of performing a variety of tasks more effectively and efficiently than the present-day classical computers by harnessing the power of Quantum Mechanics. The project that was conceptualized through a multi-institutional approach addresses the challenge of advancing the Quantum Computing research frontiers in India.
QSim is a vital tool in learning and understanding the practical aspects of using Quantum Computers.

Supported and funded by Meity, QSim aids researchers with various aspects:
– In order to develop Quantum Algorithms, QSim allows researchers & students to write and debug Quantum code.
– QSim aid researchers to examine and explore Quantum Algorithms under conditions that are idealised as well assists the students in making necessary arrangements for experiments to be able to run on actual Quantum Hardware.
– QSim, an essential educational and research tool, can also serve in creating interest among students and researchers in the field of Quantum Technology.
– This toolkit will enable the researchers and students to explore Quantum Computing in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
In addition to the above-mentioned features, the toolkit also creates a platform that provides users with the opportunity to acquire the skills of ‘programming and designing’ real Quantum Hardware.

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