The Lightning plugin ecosystem provides fast state-vector simulators written in C++.
PennyLane is a cross-platform Python library for quantum machine learning, automatic differentiation, and optimization of hybrid quantum-classical computations. PennyLane supports Python 3.9 and above.
PennyLane-Lightning high performance simulators include the following backends:
lightning.qubit: is a fast state-vector simulator written in C++.
lightning.gpu: is a state-vector simulator based on the NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK. It notably implements a distributed state-vector simulator based on MPI.
The Lightning ecosystem provides the following devices:
A heterogeneous backend state-vector simulator with NVIDIA cuQuantum library support.