Quantum Computing Inc., a US-based quantum computing company, has launched a subscription service to provide businesses access to its renowned computing system, Dirac 1 Entropy Quantum Computing (EQC). QCI used Dirac 1 during the public Quantum Computing for Automotive Challenges event in July, organized by the BMW Group. The EQC completed the challenge’s large-scale optimization problem in six minutes and provided an excellent and feasible solution.
QCI’s photonic EQC system has a distinct computational strategy from current quantum computing providers. Existing quantum computing architectures operate on closed quantum systems under extreme requirements to contain interference from the environment. However, EQC operates on open quantum systems, carefully coupling a quantum system to an engineered environment so that its quantum state collapses to represent a problem solution.
QCI will provide EQC subscriptions at different levels, ranging from a few hours per month to a fully dedicated system. The price will be similar to competitors’ subscriptions but with more availability and processing power.
Dirac 1 is the first system that Quantum Computing Inc. will make commercially accessible, and it focuses on tackling binary optimization issues. In Q4, Quantum Computing intends to release Dirac 2 and allow users to execute substantially bigger integer-number optimization tasks.