Assessing Solution Quality of 3SAT on a Quantum Annealing Platform


When solving propositional logic satisfiability (specifically 3SAT) using quantum annealing, we analyze the effect the difficulty of different instances of the problem has on the quality of the answer returned by the quantum annealer. A high-quality response from the annealer in this case is defined by a high percentage of correct solutions among the returned answers. We show that the phase transition regarding the computational complexity of the problem, which is well-known to occur for 3SAT on classical machines (where it causes a detrimental increase in runtime), persists in some form (but possibly to a lesser extent) for quantum annealing.

1st International Workshop on Quantum Technology and Optimization Problems (QTOP 2019)