Folder structure of the plugin¶
The source folder of the plugin contains sub-folders for both server and client-side code:
stepssubfolder contains the functions used in generated workflows as steps and the
srcsubfolder contains further server-side auxiliary code (if any). Orquestra imports the
mainbranch of the
pennylane-orquestrarepository on each workflow submission, so server-side changes merged into the
mainbranch take effect immediately.
pennylane_orquestrasubfolder contains client-side code making up the PennyLane-Orquestra plugin.
Installation and tests¶
This plugin requires Python version 3.6 and above. PennyLane and the Quantum Engine CLI are also required.
Installation of this plugin, as well as all dependencies, can be done using
pip install pennylane-orquestra
To test that the PennyLane-Orquestra plugin is working correctly you can run
in the source folder. Tests that involve submitting Orquestra workflows to test
the end-to-end integration of the plugin can be run with
If this is the case, running
make test-e2e also executes tests on the
orquestra.ibmq device. By default tests on the
device run with
ibmq_qasm_simulator backend. At the time of writing
this means that the test are “free”. Please verify that this is also the
case for your account.
Further test cases for the
steps used by the PennyLane-Orquestra plugin are
steps/tests. To run these, Python version 3.9 and above is
required along with the dependencies contained in the
steps/requirements_for_tests.txt. Once these are available, running
test-steps will run the
steps test suite.