pegasus_elimination_order(n, coordinates=False)[source]

Provides a variable elimination order for the Pegasus graph.

The treewidth of a Pegasus graph P(n) is lower-bounded by 12n-11 and upper bounded by 12-4 [bbrr] .

Simple pegasus variable elimination order rules:

  • eliminate vertical qubits, one column at a time

  • eliminate horizontal qubits in each column once their adjacent vertical qubits have been eliminated

  • n (int) – The size parameter for the Pegasus lattice.

  • coordinates (bool, optional (default False)) – If True, the elimination order is given in terms of 4-term Pegasus coordinates, otherwise given in linear indices.


order – An elimination order that provides an upper bound on the treewidth.

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Boothby, K., P. Bunky, J. Raymond, A. Roy. Next-Generation Topology of D-Wave Quantum Processors. Technical Report, Februrary 2019. https://www.dwavesys.com/resources/publications?type=white#publication-987