Collaboration has mission to build UK’s first commercial quantum computer – Physics WorldThe fifth partner, start-up company Phasecraft, is using its expertise in quantum software to develop near-term applications in materials design, energy and pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Berkeley, California, Rigetti has built a series of quantum processors based on superconducting quantum circuits that customers can program via a cloud-based platform. For Oxford Instruments, meanwhile, the close collaboration with Rigetti offers a valuable entry point to the world of large-scale quantum computing. “The system we will build here will be larger than anything we currently have available in the US,” says Anna Stockklauser, Rigetti’s technical lead for quantum engineering. The mission to build the UK’s first commercial quantum computer is gathering pace in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, at the facility of Oxford Instruments NanoScience. Quantum engineers from Rigetti’s UK team, including Stockklauser, will be working at the Oxford site. The consortium, backed by a £10m investment that includes funding from the UK government’s Quantum Technologies Challenge, is headed by Rigetti Computing.
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