Zapata Computing, one of the leading software companies that focus on quantum-classical applications, has recently announced that is expanding its operations by registering a new legal entity in the UK. This expansion is going to enable Zapata Computing to work more closely on projects that are restricted on export by the UK’s government, namely the […]
Perhaps one of the UK’s best funded start-up’s sees their quantum language and framework integrated into the offering from Strangeworks, a Texas based Quantum provider. The US, Austin-based company is focused on making quantum computing more accessible and more human and will integrate CQC’s quantum software platform into the Strangeworks Quantum Computing ecosystem. The language offers many performance benefits to users wanting to extract the most from NISQ hardware.
Some of the worlds leading chip makers and designers such as ARM, AMD and NVIDIA are not actively building quantum chips. Intel has been working on its semiconducting chips for a while now. NVIDIA is known for producing graphics cards or GPU’s which are typically used in applications now beyond simply graphics and are used for speeding up computation workflows and accelerating certain applications. It should come as no surprise that NVIDIA see the future of Quantum and have now released a framework or SDK for simulating Quantum Circuits.
Qu&Co releases QUBEC, the first quantum computational platform specifically designed for chemistry and materials science. Drug development, Chemistry and Materials development has proved to be a use-case for Quantum Computing.
Strangeworks the Texas based company that is pioneering the interaction of man and (quantum) computer has launched a new initiative to make getting quantum savvy even easier. The new initiative sees a three pronged approach including Strangeworks QS (Quantum Syndicate) which aims to to unify all technology hardware accessible with one platform (computers based on super conducting, trapped ions, trapped atoms, annealers, and photonic technologies, among others).
On February 8, Origin Quantum launched Origin Pilot, China’s first quantum operating system. Pilot is designed to combat a lack of computing power and resources. It can calibrate quantum chips automatically as well.
As promised Microsoft has now released its Quantum service on Azure for the general public. Billing itself as the world’s first full-stack, public cloud ecosystem for quantum solutions, Azure Quantum is now open to end users.
In a bid to increase the diversity of quantum languages and toolsets, CQC have announced that they will make their t|ket language available to programmers and developers on an unrestricted basis in a boost to increase the language diversity in the quantum sector.
We have seen many projects start and then be dropped within the big tech space. Look at Apple’s Car project which was hiring developers and engineers away from the likes of Tesla – only for the project to be disbanded. Now it looks like the project at Apple is actually continuing. What so of Amazon which has announced that Jeff Bezos is leaving the company he founded. Will the Quantum Computing effort continue in his absence? Could the company be broken up into retail elements and AWS (Amazon Web Services) for example?
Based in Tel-Aviv, Classiq is a startup with the goal of simplifying the process of creating quantum algorithms and applications for developers. On January 27, the company announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series A funding round. Team8 Capital and Wing Capital were among the leaders. Entrée Capital, crowdfunding platform OurCrowd and Sumitomo Corporation (through IN Venture) are also participants. This is after Classiq raised $4 million in a seed round led by Entrée Capital.