NVIDIA Partners With Xanadu To Accelerate Quantum Computing Research

NVIDIA Corporation, an American multinational technology company, is partnering with Xanadu, a Canadian hardware and software company specializing in quantum computing, to bring tech solutions in the form of GPU support and high-performance computing to Xanadu’s quantum computing developers and researchers working with PennyLane, its open-source software framework for quantum computing

PennyLane is open-source software designed to train quantum computers like a neural network. It functions by integrating classical machine learning libraries with quantum simulators and hardware.

PennyLane evaluates variational circuits on quantum devices and makes them accessible to machine learning libraries. Its measurement feature offers the option to measure the output of quantum circuits which is an important process.

“Allowing users to gain HPC performance with cuQuantum through PennyLane opens many doors for our research and development community. By using our plugin and the NVIDIA library, users can easily move from testing and developing hybrid quantum workloads on their local machines to running them on the fastest computing platforms. This allows users to get the best time-to-solution with a seamless transition, enabling the exploration of research questions that may otherwise have been too complex to examine locally,”

Lee O’Riordan, Performance Lead for PennyLane at Xanadu.

Quantum computing, although an advanced level in computing, still has a lot of potentials. Scientists and researchers are looking for solutions to some of the quantum computing problems and also evaluating this disruptive technology’s various use cases. The NVIDIA-Xanadu collaboration is bringing a new level to quantum computing.

The NVIDIA cuQuantum software offers tools and libraries for accelerating quantum computing workflows. HPC is solving the issues associated with quantum computing such as Shor’s algorithm, random quantum circuits, and the variational quantum eigensolver. With this collaboration, PennyLane users will now work faster and more efficiently.

“The integration of cuQuantum and PennyLane will create a powerful simulation stack for quantum machine learning and quantum chemistry, equipping the active, growing research community to benefit from accelerated GPU simulations of quantum circuits,” “NVIDIA enables high-performance classical computing resources to push the frontiers of quantum computing research in collaboration with innovators such as Xanadu.”

Sam Stanwyck, cuQuantum Product Manager at NVIDIA.

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