As indicated in an earlier post, quantum monte carlo simulation is one way to calculate how long an adiabatic quantum algorithm takes to run. Our distributed code to answer questions about the performance of these algorithms is now live. You can participate by volunteering cycles.
The home site of AQUA@home is http://aqua.dwavesys.com.
Joining the project is simple:
You can then change the default settings for BOINC to use more or less of your processors, only run them at certain times of day, etc. AQUA@home runs in the background and will crank itself down whenever you’re using your system.
I’m currently writing a description of how everything works and a technical description of what we’re calculating. Prior to having this completed, the papers in my previous post contain most of this information.
My objective is to try to grow participation organically, starting small and slowly cranking up results, publications and coverage over time.
If you haven’t participated in a BOINC-type project before, it’s actually very fun and somewhat addictive… on that note you should all join my team (called QUBO) once you sign up.