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Quantum Advantage Evaluation Framework

November 2021 Presentation
Jason Larkin

The goal of this project is quantum advantage (QA); learn how the SEI is working to solve practical DOD problems faster and to higher quality than any other alternatives.


Software Engineering Institute


The potential of quantum computing, especially near-term, will not be realized without close integration with state-of-the-art classical computing. A major gap in achieving quantum advantage is the identification of applications in which quantum computing could provide computational advantage (in terms of time to solution, quality of solution, etc.). This is a software–hardware co-synthesis challenge for quantum computing in the near-term.

This project aims to produce a novel classical computing emulation and software–hardware co-synthesis framework for quantum computing technology aimed at applications driven by the portfolio of DoD research. Universal gate quantum computing has emerged as the near-term quantum computing technology that can demonstrate not just quantum supremacy, but also quantum advantage.