QDLC – The Quantum Development Life Cycle [article]

Nivedita Dey, Mrityunjay Ghosh, Subhra Samir kundu, Amlan Chakrabarti
<span title="2020-10-15">2020</span> <i > arXiv </i> &nbsp; <span class="release-stage" >pre-print</span>
The magnificence grandeur of quantum computing lies in the inherent nature of quantum particles to exhibit true parallelism, which can be realized by indubitably fascinating theories of quantum physics. The possibilities opened by quantum computation (QC) is no where analogous to any classical simulation as quantum computers can efficiently simulate the complex dynamics of strongly correlated inter-facial systems. But, unfolding mysteries and leading to revolutionary breakthroughs in quantum
more &raquo; ... puting are often challenged by lack of research and development potential in developing qubits with longer coherence interval, scaling qubit count, incorporating quantum error correction to name a few. Putting the first footstep into explorative quantum research by researchers and developers is also inherently ambiguous - due to lack of definitive steps in building up a quantum enabled customized computing stack. Difference in behavioral pattern of underlying system, early-stage noisy device, implementation barriers and performance metric cause hindrance in full adoption of existing classical SDLC suites for quantum product development. This in turn, necessitates to devise systematic and cost-effective techniques to quantum software development through a Quantum Development Life Cycle (QDLC) model, specifying the distinguished features and functionalities of quantum feasibility study, quantum requirement specification, quantum system design, quantum software coding and implementation, quantum testing and quantum software quality management.
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