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Hybrid quantum edge computing network



Lijun Ma, Leah Ding


Edge computing network and quantum network are two emerging technologies in current communication fields. Edge computing has emerged to support the computational demand of delay-sensitive applications in which substantial computing and storage are deployed at the network edge close to data sources. Quantum network supports distributed quantum computing, which could provide exponentially computation capabilities for certain problems. The vision of a hybrid quantum-edge is to provide a fundamentally new computing paradigm by expanding the computing capabilities and security of edge computing with quantum computing and quantum communications. The distributed nature of edge computing networks will also enable new scalable quantum networking schemes and applications. Such a hybrid computing paradigm will achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible by using only classical computing or quantum computing schemes alone. In this paper, we introduce the concept of hybrid quantum-edge computing network and discuss its challenges and opportunities.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of SPIE
Conference Dates
August 21-25, 2022
Conference Location
San Diego, CA, US
Conference Title
SPIE Quantum Communications and Quantum Imaging XX


Edge computing network, Quantum computing, Quantum network.


Ma, L. and Ding, L. (2022), Hybrid quantum edge computing network, Proceedings of SPIE, San Diego, CA, US, [online],, (Accessed May 26, 2024)


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Created October 4, 2022, Updated May 7, 2024