Efficient distributed quantum computing

Robert Beals, Stephen Brierley, Oliver Gray, Aram W. Harrow, Samuel Kutin, Noah Linden, Dan Shepherd, Mark Stather


We provide algorithms for efficiently moving and addressing quantum memory in parallel. These imply that the standard circuit model can be simulated with a low overhead by a more realistic model of a distributed quantum computer. As a result, the circuit model can be used by algorithm designers without worrying whether the underlying architecture supports the connectivity of the circuit. In addition, we apply our results to existing memory-intensive quantum algorithms. We present a parallel quantum search algorithm and improve the time–space trade-off for the element distinctness and collision finding problems.

  • Received November 21, 2012.
  • Accepted January 24, 2013.
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