Docker Simulators#

The Qrisp network interface enables convenient access to a variety of simulators through a docker container. You can simply download the docker container and obtain access to simulation without having to fight through installation and/or conversion issues. For this you need Docker Desktop. This software allows you to install and execute the most complex software environments without the hassle of compatibility issues regarding your platform. It is therefore a perfect fit for hosting quantum simulators, which can be tricky to get running. After you are done installing, please execute:

docker pull qrisp/qrisp_sim_collection:latest

To start the docker container your run:

docker run -p 8083:8083 -p 8084:8084 -p 8085:8085 -p 8086:8086 -p 8087:8087 -p 8088:8088 -p 8089:8089 -p 8090:8090 qrisp/qrisp_sim_collection

The -p commands open the ports of the docker container such that Qrisp can send the simulation requests. Once you have run this command, the container should appear in the Docker GUI, so you can simply press start if you need it again.

Once the container is running, you can start using the following backends on your machine:

Simulator Name



“A sparse matrix state vector simulator that uses numpy.”


“The default.qubit device is PennyLane’s standard qubit-based device.”


“A quantum circuit simulator based on decision diagrams written in C++.”


Simulator for the Pennylane-Rigetti plugin


“Stim is a fast simulator for quantum stabilizer circuits.”


“Qulacs is a fast quantum circuit simulator for simulating large, noisy, or parametric quantum circuits.”


“qsim is a Schrödinger full state-vector simulator.”


The simulator of the Qibo framework

To utilize these simulators you can import the corresponding backend in Python

>>> from qrisp import QuantumFloat
>>> a = QuantumFloat(3)
>>> a[:] = 3
>>> b = QuantumFloat(3)
>>> b[:] = 4
>>> c = a*b
>>> from qrisp.interface import MQTSim
>>> c.get_measurement(backend = MQTSim())
{12: 1.0}