Speaker: Ben Bloom, Atom Computing


Quantum mechanics is expected to revolutionize the computing landscape in the near future. Among the many candidate technologies for building universal quantum computers, Rydberg atoms-based systems stand out for being capable of performing both quantum simulations and working as gate-based universal quantum computers while operating at room temperature through an optical system. Moreover, they can potentially scale up to hundreds of quantum bits (qubits). In this work, we solve a Graph Coloring problem by iteratively computing the solutions of Maximal Independent Set (MIS) problems, exploiting the Rydberg blockade phenomenon. Experimental results using a simulation framework on the CINECA Marconi-100 supercomputer demonstrate the validity of the proposed approach.