As quantum computing gains visibility, the need for software development and creation of algorithms has become clear. IBM has made its IBM Q network available with over 85,000 users taking advantage of its qubits. To aid this use, IBM is trying to fill the gap of software development for quantum computing. The QISKit ACQUA – Algorithms and Circuits for QUantum Applications – has been produced to meet the need. It is a collection of algorithms to enable quantum-unfamiliar domain experts to harness IBM’s Q system through their familiar classical computing software. It also permits collaboration between researchers by permitting new algorithms to be shared in the ACQUA open-source libraries. Interesting play by Big Blue.
IBM’s Q network may get more use with IBM’s QISKit ACQUA.