Forward Error Correction (FEC) stands as pivotal yet resource-expensive task within the uplink processing pipeline of 5G mobile networks. Modern Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes are appropriately designed and tailored to fit the parellelizable nature of traditional x86 systems and accelerated platforms (FPGA, ASIC, etc…). In this work, we will make a brief introduction to conventional LDPC decoding and will present an alternative to this approach using quantum annealers (QA), leveraging their advanced optimization problem solving capabilities in multivariate binary problems. Finally, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities that quantum computing can bring as a potential hardware accelerator in the mobile computing landscape.
About Nikolaos Apostolakis
Nikolaos Apostolakis is a Ph.D. student at IMDEA Networks Institute currently conducting research on various aspects of virtualized radio access networks. He holds an integrated Master degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and a Master in NFV/SDN for 5G Networks from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His interests include self-optimized networking, systems observability and applied machine learning.
This event will be conducted in English