Qiskit Aer

A high performance simulator framework for quantum circuits



Qiskit Aer provides a high performance simulator framework for the Qiskit software stack. It contains optimized C++ simulator backends for executing circuits compiled in Qiskit Terra, and tools for constructing highly configurable noise models for performing realistic noisy simulations of the errors that occur during execution on real devices.


  • Qiskit Terra

    Quantum Circuit

  • Noise Simulation (QasmSimulator Only)

    NoiseModel, QuantumErrors, ReadoutErrors

  • Backends

    QasmSimulator, StatevectorSimulator, UnitarySimulator

  • Job and Result

    Counts, Memory, Statevector, Unitary, Snapshots