Collaboration highlights company’s global reputation in quantum computing field
July 18, 2018 (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada) – Quantum Benchmark (“the Company”), a software company focused on delivering quantum computing solutions, is pleased to announce the integration of its True-Q™ software system with Cirq, an open-source quantum computing framework launched today by Google.
Errors are endemic in quantum computing. If error rates can be kept sufficiently low, quantum computers can offer transformational capabilities to tackle the world’s most challenging computational problems. Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ is a new suite of software products, built for makers and users of quantum computers, providing industry-leading tools for error characterization, error suppression, error correction and performance validation.
Cirq, developed by Google, is an open-source framework for building and experimenting with quantum algorithms on quantum hardware or hardware simulators. Working as a Google collaborator, Quantum Benchmark integrated the True-Q™ software system with Cirq to provide Cirq users turn-key access to the Company’s software solutions.
“We are excited to be working with Google to build the software ecosystem for quantum computing and expand the leading edge of hardware capabilities,” says Joseph Emerson, CEO of Quantum Benchmark. “This opportunity highlights the value and reputation of our technology, our commitment to the Cirq ecosystem, and our ability to serve hardware vendors and large-scale industry users on this platform.”
Dave Bacon, Quantum Software Lead for Google, states:
“When we built our framework for quantum programming, a key philosophy was that surfacing the gritty details of the noise and performance of quantum hardware was going to be essential for algorithm development on near-term quantum computers. We are delighted Quantum Benchmark has integrated True-Q™ with Cirq, as it provides a world-class suite of tools for characterizing quantum hardware. By making the unknowns of processors known, algorithm developers will be able to tailor algorithms to specific devices, which can sometimes be the difference between the algorithm offering quantum advantage or not.”
Global users of Cirq, including researchers and early-adopters in industry, will now be able to leverage the power of True-Q™ solutions.
“Through Quantum Benchmark’s integration of the True-Q™ suite, Cirq is extended with several tools, including our Quantum Capacity tool enabling users to validate whether error-prone hardware is executing their quantum program faithfully,” says Joel Wallman, Chief Technology Officer of Quantum Benchmark. “This is crucially important in the near-term as quantum computers enter the quantum supremacy regime and provide solutions that can no longer be checked with classical computers.”
For Quantum Benchmark’s video tutorial on why and how to apply the True-Q™ tools through Cirq, please click here: https://youtu.be/JWHWs7R-IRs
For Google’s announcement regarding Cirq and the integration of True-Q™, please click here: https://ai.googleblog.com/