Simulation on strawberry field.fock


I’d like to know something. when I use the decorator


does that mean that it uses the backend I chose when i called the device as its simulator?

another thing does pennylane sf plugin need a token like ibm does? is it real hardware?

Hi kareem_essafty,

yes, the quantum node gets executed on dev, which in turn is the device you define with a certain backend. For example,

dev = qml.device('default.gaussian', wires=2)

would run the quantum node on the built-in gaussian simulator.

The Strawberry Fields backend is an open-source simulator platform and you do not need tokens or access rights to use it.

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