Classical Simulation of Quantum Adiabatic Algorithms Using Mathematica on GPUs
Sandra Diaz-Pier, Salvador E. Venegas-Andraca and Jose Luis Gomez-Munoz
In this paper we present a simulation environment enhanced with parallel processing which can be used on personal computers, based on a high-level user interface developed on Mathematica© which is connected to C++ code in order to make our platform capable of communicating with a Graphics Processing Unit. We introduce the reader to the behavior of our proposal by simulating a quantum adiabatic algorithm designed for solving hard instances of the 3-SAT problem.We show that our simulator is capable of significantly increasing the number of qubits that can be simulated using CPU-based software. Finally, we present a review of currently available classical simulators of quantum systems together with some justifications, based on our willingness to further understand processing properties of Nature, for devoting resources to building more powerful simulators.
Keywords: classical simulation of quantum algorithms, adiabatic quantum computation, GPU, Mathematica, symbolic computation, natural and artificial parallel processes.