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ACES: NEC Simulated Annealing on Vector Engine (Vector Annealing)

11/28/23 - 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM EST

This short course (2.5 hours) introduces researchers to simulated quantum annealing using the ACES cluster, a composable accelerator test-bed at Texas A&M University. 

NEC Vector Annealing is a unique implementation for simulated quantum annealing on NEC's Vector Engine hardware. This solution can be used to efficiently narrow down the search range of solutions for combinatorial optimization problems by utilizing various constraints imposed in practical situations. The NEC Vector Annealing Service performs matrix calculations with a large capacity memory, ultra high speed processing of large scale combination problems on the vector processor.

This session has been designed to help users understand the concept of quantum annealing, introduce them to the solution stack of NEC Vector annealing, and undertake programming exercises to solve combinatorial optimization problems in hands on sessions.

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