The first open source quantum computer has been published. You can use it for free
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has that Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUNT) Approved. The 3-qubit system at Sandia National Laboratories was first used by researchers at Indiana University. Quantum computer (see for example: Xanadu will make the computing power of the photonic quantum processor X8 available ) are the future of computing, but for their development it is necessary to be able to carry out research and experiments on this type of machine. However, few companies and universities in the world currently have quantum computers. Therefore, the DoE decided to make the machine available from SNL so that researchers whose universities do not have this type of machine can use it.
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Thanks QSCOUT they can do this for free and, moreover, carry out work carried out by companies that quantum computers are not allowed to offer commercially. QSCOUT serves the needs of specialists by giving them the ability to control the machine themselves and investigate what is not yet possible with commercial systems. It also saves specialists the effort of making their own Quantum machines to build. We hope that through this initiative we will gain new insights into the performance and architecture of the Quantum systems win and learn how to solve various problems related to quantum computers, says physicist Susan Clark, who leads the QSCOUT project.
Users get the first Open source quantum system. It uses trapped ion technology and gives the user unprecedented control over their research.
As we mentioned earlier, the first to take up the offer were scientists from Indiana University. Next up are specialists from IBM, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Univeristy of New Mexico, and University of Carifolnia, Berkeley. You will conduct extensive research, including both the development of Benchmarks, i.e. performance appraisal systems, for quantum computers as well as working on algorithmswho solve problems in chemistry that are too complex for classic computers.
Anyone can sign up for access to the QSCOUT platform apply, and access to the machine is funded by the DoE. Later in the spring, another group of projects will be selected whose creators can use the quantum machine. The heart of the Quantum machine from Sandia is one Ion trap, in which three ytterbium atoms are trapped. They are captured with the help of radio waves and an electric field. Each ion is a single qubit in which information is encoded with the help of lasers. The system is expected to be up in the next three years 32 qubits be extended.