Currently in development in QuTech, NetSquid is the world’s first network simulator that involves simulation of decay of quantum information over time together with noisy operations and stochastic feedback loops. Its primary use is the prediction of the performance of quantum network protocols in a physically-realistic setting. This involves, among other things, simulating nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond for use in protocols in large networks (~1000 nodes).



Quan­tum net­works are still in devel­op­ment, with the a demo net­work planned to con­nect quan­tum proces­sors in four cities in the Nether­lands and a bit ear­li­er in the lab! Before such net­works will be real­ized, it is already pos­si­ble to explore, devel­op and gain insights into quan­tum net­work­ing by using QuTech’s freely avail­able Quan­tum Inter­net sim­u­la­tor: Sim­u­laQron.

Sim­u­laQron is specif­i­cal­ly tai­lored for soft­ware devel­op­ment for the future quan­tum inter­net and can be run on a sin­gle or more clas­si­cal com­put­ers, which are con­nect­ed in the back­ground in order to sim­u­late entan­gled qubits.


SimulaQron hackathon 2018

A collaboration of QuTech, Ripe NCC and the Quantum Internet Alliance organised the world’s first quantum internet hackathon on 13–14 October 2018, a weekend where 40 participants from all over the world collaborated to improve …