Quantum Benchmark to Continue True-Q Software Integration with Google’s Cirq

Google to continue collaboration with Kitchener-Waterloo’s Quantum Benchmark

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+  One day after Google revealed its research paper claiming quantum supremacy, Kitchener-Waterloo-based startup Quantum Benchmark announced that the Silicon Valley tech giant had renewed its licence subscription for Quantum Benchmark’s quantum computing software system.

“Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q software system and the Quantum Benchmark support team have provided us with novel insights into the performance of our quantum gate operations,” added Julian Kelly, a quantum research scientist at Google’s Quantum AI Lab. “We look forward to continuing to work with them to develop a deep understanding of our processors as we scale.”

+  Having spun off from the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing in 2017, Quantum Benchmark provides software that characterizes and reduces errors in quantum computing.

+  The Google, Quantum Benchmark collaboration was first announced in July 2018, with the startup noting that Google would be integrating Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q software solution into Google’s open-source quantum framework, Cirq. The integration was meant to help Cirq users solve complex problems on existing hardware, but allowing them to characterize, suppress, correct, and validate errors. At the time, True-Q was part of a first wave of software offerings to be integrated with Cirq.

Source:  betakit.  Meagan Simpson,  Google to continue collaboration with Kitchener-Waterloo’s Quantum Benchmark…

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