Roorkee: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, on Friday launched the first “Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) toolkit”. According to the ministry, the toolkit will allow researchers and students to research quantum computing in a cost-effective manner.
The QSim project – executed in collaboration by IIT Roorkee, IISc Bangalore and C-DAC – will help develop and debug quantum algorithms.
Notably, quantum simulators are devices that allow individuals to study quantum effects, which are otherwise difficult to study in the laboratory.
Authorities at IIT-Roorkee have claimed that in areas such as cryptography, computational chemistry and machine learning, quantum computing promises exponential growth in computing power. The first institute added that QSim is a unique toolkit to be developed “in an indigenous way” and that it is an essential tool for learning and understanding the practical aspects of programming using computers. quantum.
“The quantum simulator launched today (August 27) is poised to be a key catalyst in the direction of quantum education and research,” said Professor AK Chaturvedi, Director of IIT-Roorkee .