Quantum Computing

  • A python framework for creating, editing, and invoking Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) circuits.

  • two startups, IonQ, from the University of Maryland, and QCI from Yale, to achieve quantum computing capabilities.

  • The Quantum Development Kit (QDK) is interoperable with Python, and it aims to abstract differences that exist between different types of quantum computers. Both the Q# and the Quantum Development Kit can be tested on simulators as well as on a variety of quantum hardware.

  • Microsoft has a three-pronged goal with Azure Quantum. It can be used for learning, developers can write programs with Q# and the QDK and test their codes against simulators and organizations can use them to solve complex business problems using solutions and algorithms running in Azure.