Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How many people make up a team?

A1: For each team, the number of team members is not restricted.

Q2: Can we add/remove members and/or advisors?

A2: No. You are not allowed to add/remove members and/or advisors after successful registeration.

Q3: How should we submit the implementations, via Email?

A3: We set up a Google form. All submissions should be done via Google form. For more detailed requirements, please click here.

Q4: Can we use the ideas in the published papers?

A4: Yes. Typically, the contestants do not need to submit any document to describe their algorithms. The contestants only need to submit their source code.

Q5: Is the contest only open to academia?

A5: No. Participants from both industry and academia are welcome. However, please be aware that we do anticipate that all implementations should be open-source at the conclusion of the contest.

Q6: Can we invite people outside of EDA community to form the team?

A6: Yes, since Quantum Computing is a complex research area, you can invite expertise from whatever area you want.

Q7: Do we have to use the given format of the hamiltonian of hydroxyl?

A7: No, you do not have to. But you need to only use the hamiltonian of hydroxyl with Jordan-Wigner mapping (which should give you 12 qubits and 631 pauli terms), you are allowed to use any related tool to generate different description styles of this hamiltonian, but please include your format of described hamiltonian in both the source code and self-reflection.

Q8: Impact of Error Mitigation: some error mitigation techniques often increase circuit depth and the number of measurements for a single Pauli string. Should these additional costs be considered in the overall count, or are we solely concerned with the original circuit? (Speical thanks to Weitang Li from Tencent Quantum Team give valuable question.)

A8: The cost will be counted, there will be a tradeoff between the accuracy and the quantum resource cost.