The Future of the Quantum Computing Stack
+ Quantum Machines is an Israeli startup, funded with a total of $22.5 million, led by groups such Battery Ventures, TLV Partners, Harel Insurance Group and Israeli investor Avigdor Willenz. It was founded by three PhDs in physics: Itamar Sivan, Yonatan Cohen, and Nissim Ofek. Facing the challenges of computing, they have directed their research toward quantum technologies.
“We always like the analogy of the quantum processor as a muscle, an extremely strong muscle that can perform extremely heavy lifting in terms of competitive power, but this power is useless alone and needs a brain to perform the tasks brilliantly. And that’s exactly what we have developed for quantum computers. We develop systems that make quantum processors work to realize their potential,” said Itamar Sivan, co-founder and CEO at Quantum Machines.
+ The interest in quantum computing comes from the considerable amount of computing potential in quantum bits (qubits) which are exceedingly difficult to manage, both in terms of quantity and quality. Quantum Machines is developing new systems that aim to optimize the control of quantum systems.
+ A classical computer consists of hardware and software whereas a quantum computers are hybrid machines that combine quantum features with a classical computer that, essentially, manages the quantum apparatus. The computing potential is located in the quantum processor. However, to run a quantum processor, you need dedicated classical hardware that is responsible for performing mathematical operations on quantum bits by sending electromagnetic pulses to the qubits.
+ Much of the industry attention has been focused on actual quantum processors, but as these machines become more powerful, it is the classical part — the digital command conversion system for use in the analog world of quantum computing — that is becoming a bottleneck.
Quantum Orchestration Platform
+ The Quantum Orchestration Platform appears to be an indispensable middleware which might make the programming of quantum computers easier.
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