Intel Quantum Computing: An Example of Workload-Driven System Design


The Intel Quantum Computing Team develops application-oriented workloads and uses them to drive the design of the quantum computing system architecture. This talk shows an example of the execution of an Intel-developed Materials Design workload that resulted in the identification and implementation of a new quantum instruction. This result also had implications for designing the functionality of the rest of the quantum computing system stack.


Anne Matsuura, Ph.D., Director, Quantum Applications & Architecture, Intel Corporation

Dr. Anne Matsuura is the Director of Quantum Applications and Architecture at Intel Labs. She left her position as the Chief Scientist of The Optical Society (OSA) to come to Intel in 2014. Previously, she worked in Belgium as the Chief Executive of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF), an organization of 250 scientists throughout Europe providing scientific collaborations, modeling and simulation, and open-source software to the public and private sectors. Prior to the ETSF, Anne held positions as a senior scientist at a strategic investment firm (In-Q-Tel), as a program manager for atomic and molecular physics at the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and as a special assistant to the U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Science. Dr. Matsuura was a researcher at Lund University in Sweden, Stanford University, the University of Tokyo, and an adjunct professor in the physics department at Boston University. She received a Fulbright Scholarship to Nagoya University in Japan. Anne received her Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University, is a Fellow of the OSA and is a member of the Board of Directors of Science Counts (a non-profit with the mission of enhancing the public’s perception of science).