Indian Government Launches Country’s First Quantum Computer Simulator Toolkit


Indian Government Launches Country’s First Quantum Computer Simulator Toolkit

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MINISTER OF STATE FOR ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, INDIA NEWS RELEASE — The Indian government has launched the country’s first quantum computer simulator toolkit, called QSim, which will enable researchers and students to carry out cost-effective research in quantum computing.

QSim is one of the first initiatives in the country to address the common challenge of advancing the Quantum Computing research frontiers in India. This project is being executed collaboratively by IISc Bangalore, IIT Roorkee, and C-DAC with the support of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India.


The QSim toolkit allows researchers and students to write and debug quantum code that is essential for developing quantum algorithms. Quantum systems are highly sensitive to disturbances from the environment, and even necessary controls and observations can disturb them. The available and upcoming quantum devices can be noisy, and techniques to bring down the environmental error rate are being intensively pursued. QSim allows researchers to explore quantum algorithms under idealized conditions and help prepare experiments to run on actual quantum hardware. QSim can serve as an important educational / research tool providing an excellent way to attract students and researchers to the field of quantum technology and provides a platform to acquire the skills of ‘programming’ as well as ‘designing’ real quantum hardware.

QSim — Feature Highlights

  • Intuitive UI: QSim offers a robust QC Simulator integrated with a GUI based Workbench allowing students and researchers to create Quantum programs, visualize the instant circuit generation and simulated outputs.
  • Simulate noisy Quantum logic circuits: Helps simulate Quantum circuits with and without noise and test how well various algorithms work with imperfect quantum components. This is essential to simulate real-life conditions.
  • Pre-loaded Quantum algorithms and Examples: QSim comes loaded with Quantum programs and algorithms providing a head start to the users. E.g. QFT, Deutsch Jozsa, Grovers and so on.
  • Integrated with HPC: The quantum simulations are performed on powerful HPC resources allowing multiple users to submit jobs simultaneously with different QuBit configurations.

Addressing the event, the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said that we are coming to an era where conventional computing power growth through the traditional means of silicon and semiconductor is drawing to a close. The next generation of computing power growth will come from a combination of software, new architectures, system redesign, and new system paradigms. Quantum computing is going to be the cutting edge of the future demands of computing power, and QSim will provide a gateway to that end.

Source: Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, India

James Dargan

James Dargan

James Dargan is a writer and researcher at The Quantum Insider. His focus is on the QC startup ecosystem and he writes articles on the space that have a tone accessible to the average reader.

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