What is Qibo?#


Qibo is an open-source full stack API for quantum simulation and quantum hardware control. Qibo aims to contribute as a community driven quantum middleware software with

  1. Simplicity: agnostic design to quantum primitives.

  2. Flexibility: transparent mechanism to execute code on classical and quantum hardware.

  3. Community: a common place where find solutions to accelerate quantum development.

  4. Documentation: describe all steps required to support new quantum devices or simulators.

  5. Applications: maintain a large ecosystem of applications, quantum models and algorithms.


The main components of Qibo are presented in Getting started


Key features#

  • Definition of a standard language for the construction and execution of quantum circuits with device agnostic approach to simulation and quantum hardware control based on plug and play backend drivers.

  • A continuously growing code-base of quantum algorithms applications presented with examples and tutorials.

  • Efficient simulation backends with GPU, multi-GPU and CPU with multi-threading support.

  • Simple mechanism for the implementation of new simulation and hardware backend drivers.

How to Use the Documentation#

Welcome to the comprehensive documentation for Qibo! This guide will help you navigate through the various sections and make the most of the resources available.

  1. Installation and Setup: Begin by referring to the Getting started and Backend drivers guide to set up the Qibo library in your environment.

  2. Tutorials: Explore the Code examples section for a range of tutorials that cater to different levels of expertise. These tutorials cover basic examples, advanced examples and tutorials with algorithm for specific applications.

  3. API Documentation: Dive into the API reference section, which offers a detailed overview of the main components that constitute the Qibo API. This section provides a comprehensive understanding of the key elements, helping you build a holistic view of the API’s capabilities.

  4. Backends: The documentation present in this document is limited to Qibo’s high-level API, please visit the external links listed in the left navigation bar to learn more about external backends such as Qibolab.


Indices and tables#

Supporters and collaborators#

  • Quantum Research Center, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), United Arab Emirates

  • Università degli Studi di Milano (UNIMI), Italy.

  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy.

  • Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy.

  • European Organization for Nuclear research (CERN), Switzerland.

  • Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain.

  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain.

  • Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, Spain.

  • Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), Singapore.

  • Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), Singapore.

  • National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC), Singapore.

  • RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS), Japan.

  • NVIDIA (cuQuantum), USA.