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Quantum Solution for the 3-SAT Problem Based on IBM Q

  • Ying Zhang
  • Yu-xiang Bian
  • Qiang Fan
  • Junxiu ChenEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 322)

Abstract

Quantum computing is currently considered to be a new type of computing model that has a subversive impact on the future. Based on its leading information and communication technology advantages, IBM launched IBM Q Experience cloud service platform, and achieved phased research results in the quantum simulator and programming framework. In this paper, we propose a quantum solution for the 3-SAT problem, which includes three steps: constructing the initial state, computing the unitary \(U_f\) implementing the black-box function f and performing the inversion about the average. In addition, the corresponding experimental verification for an instance of the Exactly-1 3-SAT problem with QISKit, which can connect to IBM Q remotely, is depicted. The experimental result not only show the feasibility of the quantum solution, but also serve to evaluate the functionality of IBM Q devices.

Keywords

Quantum computing 3-SAT problem IBM Q QISKit Grover algorithm 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yu-xiang Bian
    • 2
    • 3
  • Qiang Fan
    • 2
    • 3
  • Junxiu Chen
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.NARI Information and Communication Technology Co., Ltd.NanjingChina
  2. 2.NARI Group Corporation/State Grid Electric Power Research InstituteNanjingChina
  3. 3.NRGD Quantum Technology Co., Ltd.NanjingChina
  4. 4.School of Computer and SoftwareNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina

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