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Why does job execution time vary significantly across different IBMQ Backends?

I have run a batch of a few thousand random 2-qubit QuantumCircuits on multiple different IBMQ Backends, and the execution times seem to significantly vary across ...
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Would IBM's “compiler” turn my identity circuit into nothing?

If I were to create a circuit with the following gate: $$\tag{1}R_\phi = \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & e^{i \phi} \end{bmatrix},$$ with $\phi$ specified to be equal to 0, then the gate that I ...
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What are the differences between the IBM machines?

I'm quite new to this field, and have started sending jobs to IBM's quantum computers. I have access to around 11 locations. I can see that these have different numbers of qubits within them, and then ...
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Dose Quantum threshold theorem apply to IBM Quantum Experience

According to Quantum threshold theorem, error rate can be arbitrarily low. But when I use IBM Quantum Experience to measure a simple $|+\rangle$, it gives result of $|1\rangle$ with probability of 52....
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Qiskit: Initializing n qubits with binary values (0s and 1s)

Is there a way in Qiskit to initialize $n$ qubits with binary values (0s and 1s)? For example, how can I initialize two qubits in the state $|11\rangle$? Here is a code snippet: ...
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How do you CNOT between qubits faraway from each other?

I'm just curious. Say I have 3 qubits on a straight line 0-1-2. How do you guys (on the IBMQ or Rigetti team for example, or anyone who actually works on quantum computer) entangle 0-2 if I, say, am ...
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Form and effect of the intrinsic Hamiltonian on the IBM machines

I want to understand the form of the intrinsic Hamiltonian of the IBM machines, such as ibmq_16_melbourne, and how this affects the data I get out when waiting ...
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IBMQ / Qiskit slack links are broken [closed]

It appears the Slack links to IBMQ slack pages are broken (The link is no longer active). This is case for links on both Qiskit and IBMQ support pages. What is the best way to gain access to the Slack ...
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What extra functionality is available to an IBM Q Network member over a regular IBM Q Experience user

I've been trying to figure out the extra functionality available to IBM Q Network members that are not available to normal ...
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Quantum error correction on IBM devices?

I'm wondering if the gate errors on any of the IBM devices are low enough so that we could use some error correcting codes which do not require too many qubits? (such as 5- or 7-qubit codes). Even ...
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How can I install the 'ibmq_qasm_simulator' backend?

I'm having trouble running the following cell: The system told me "The 'ibmq_qasm_simulator' backend is not installed in your system." I'm so confused. Is there a way I can install this backend in my ...
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Conversion of python code on Machine learning to realise on quantum processor

I need to realise a Python code program on Qiskit. It works on fuzzy logic. How should I realise the same using quantum processors using Qiskit? Is there any support on realising Python code for Fuzzy ...
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Graphing T1 using Qiskit

I am trying IBM's code for graphing T1 and I keep getting the following error: ...
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How can I find the most suitable IBMQ provider for my location? [duplicate]

I have been trying to run my code on IBM's quantum computers, so I used the following commands to associate a quantum computer to the component qcomp: ...
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Trying to get a provider from IBMQ but get 'No provider matches the criteria.'

I have created a circuit and then run the following: provider = IBMQ.get_provider('ibm-q') And this is what I get: ...
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Error while running Quantum Teleportation Algorithm on real device using qiskit on IBM-Q

I am trying to implement Quantum Teleportation Algorithm on an actual device, I am using IBM-Q Jupyter notebook for the same purpose. The code is as follows: ...
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How many Qubits does the qiskit implementation of Shor's Algorithm need to factor N=15?

I know there is a documentation for qiskit.aqua.algorithms.Shor that explains that they used this reference for implementing the actual circuit. It says that the number of qubit needed is 2n+3. So to ...
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How to deal with the relative phase from the evaluation of the not interacting qubit?

Every qubit is a realization of some two-level quantum system with $\left| 0 \right\rangle$ and $\left| 1 \right\rangle$ states. These states have their energies $E_0$ and $E_1$ respectively. By ...
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'IBMQFactory' object has no attribute 'load_accounts'

I am following this qiskit workshop from https://colab.research.google.com/github/mtreinish/qiskit-workshop/blob/master/Workshop.ipynb . After adding my API key I had encountered the error ...
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Grover's algorithm for 3SAT problem gives erroneous results

I'm writing a code in python with qiskit that implements Grover's algorithm to solve the 3-SAT problem, but when I run it it doesn't give the correct annswer. I've checked the circuit with the ...
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Why IBM devices have the same number of qubit and the same architecture, but the error rates are different?

Here are two different IBM quantum online devices, Both of them have the 5 qubits and the same architectures. But why do they have different error rate? What's the different between them?
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How to plot histogram or Bloch sphere for multiple circuits?

I have tried to plot a histogram for the multiple circuits for the code given below. I think I have done it correctly but don't know why it's not working. Please help me out. If possible please solve ...
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Why qiskit superconducting device native gates different from that of trapped ion device?

For IBMQ device based on superconducting technology, when we transpile the circuit, it is decomposed of U1,U2,U3 and CNOT gates, which are its native gates. However for trapped ion device, its native ...
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Why does Google's quantum processor outperform IBM's?

I understand that both have 53 qubit devices, yet it is Google that has demonstrated quantum supremacy (although IBM refutes this!). I'm not sure if this is true but it seems like IBM cannot replicate ...
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Why do the IBM and Google processors both have 53 qubits?

As I understand from this IBM post both the IBM and Google teams have independently built 53-qubit processors. What is the significance of the number 53? It is purely coincidental, or is there a ...
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Can we simulate quantum many-body systems with IBMQ Experience?

Consider physical systems such as electrons in metals, or Bose-Einstein condensates, or any crystal, which are realised in the real three-dimensional space. If we want to simulate these systems on a ...
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Problem with initial_layout on Qiskit/IBMQ: 'Not enough qubits in CouplingGraph'

I am trying to run an execution on IBMQx2 where I can specify the physical qubits to which I apply gates. The execution without the initial_layout runs fine, but ...
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Comparing CPU to QPU In terms of processing power

The current processors are limited by the speed of the electrons but quantum processors take advantage of the properties of subatomic particles. But the question is how to compare the processing power ...
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IBM Slack links broken

Does anyone know where I can find working Slack invite links to any of IBM's Slack pages? The Slack links on this support page are all broken. Thank you.
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IBM Q devices' hardware/resource constraints

I tried to look for the resource constraints but so far haven't been able to find them. They are not present in the GitHub repository that usually provides the hardware information for the different ...
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IBM's quantum computing capabilities — entangled 18-qubit GHZ states and high coherence times

Here's a blog post that corresponds with what IBM presented at the 2019 March Meeting. In this post, they claim they've measured qubit T1 relaxation times above 500 microseconds, and claim that they'...
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What is the difference in computational power between qubit and bit (transistor)? [duplicate]

If I use for example 5-qubit IBM-Q quantum computer and we accept the law of quantum parallelism ($n$ qubit = $2^n$ ordinary bits), so does it mean that computational power of this computer is equal ...
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Experiment runtime on IBMQ

I have been trying to get the runtime of my experiment on IBM's quantum computer. I am using the classic stuff, i.e ...
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Graphing the decoherence of qubits being used to perform an algorithm

How would I be able to graph the decoherence of qubits being used to perform an algorithm? I'm working with the IBMQ Qiskit framework and I'm trying to write a program that allows me to find the ...
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How many physical qubits are used when I run a program on a IBM Q computer?

How do I find out how many physical-qubits I'm using when I run my program in an IBM Q backend quantum computing system?
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What is maximum circuit depth and size IBM Q5 and Q16 could handle?

I'm trying to implement a couple of algorithms on ibmq_16_melbourne, so I need to know if this device is able to handle with depth and size of my current circuit or ...
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Current limits on Grover search space

I was wondering why till date Grover search has been implemented only till 3 qubits (corresponding to size of database = 8). Refer this paper The reason why I ask is that we have much larger sized ...
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Can “experimental data from a quantum computer” be used to test separability probability conjectures?

An article entitled "Experimental data from a quantum computer verifies the generalize Pauli exclusion principle" by Scott E. Smart, David I. Schuster, and David A. Mazziotti has just appeared In the ...
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D-Wave systems and IBM Q System One

What is the difference between the D-Wave systems and the newly-born IBM Q System One?
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How to explain in layman’s terms the significance of the difference of qubits of the D-Wave and IBM QX?

So, @AndrewO mentioned recently that he has had 'encounters' with people wondering why D-Wave has a lot more qubits than IBM. Of course, this comparison is faulty, since the IBM and D-Wave's machine ...