Freezing the value of a subset of qubits
in the application I'm working on, the solution seems degenerate, so that different minima correspond to valid solutions.
I would like to run the sampling once, fix the fist M<N qubits to a given value, then run the sampling multiple times to see how the remaining N-M qbits change. Is this technically possible? From a conceptual point of view I believe one can introduce an additional constrain gamma*| x - y | but I'm not sure if this is a viable solution (e.g. if gamma is too large, smaller weights in my problem can be rescaled to too small values).