Quantum software suite unlocks application development

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Quantum Brilliance, a developer of room-temperature miniaturised quantum computing products, has announced the launch of its Qristal software suite. This new software product enables R&D teams to explore the integration of quantum systems in real-world applications.

Mark Luo, CEO and co-founder of Quantum Brilliance, comments: “Qristal provides a powerful tool for developers and researchers in any field to explore the quantum utility or ‘usefulness’ of our quantum accelerators. Our software suite can help people discover that quantum computers don’t need to outperform supercomputers to provide value, moving the technology out of the lab and into practical solutions sooner.”

With full integration of C++ and CUDA features, Qristal users can create high-performance software for producing and testing realistic models using Quantum Brilliance’s diamond-based quantum accelerators. Qristal also supports the development of embedded software and will soon incorporate support for Nvidia’s QODA.

Additionally, the software uses MPI, the global standard for large-scale parallel computing, to enable the exploration of potential applications of parallelised room-temperature quantum accelerators in high-performance computing (HPC) deployments.

With Qristal, developers, and researchers can now develop and test novel quantum algorithms specifically designed for quantum accelerators rather than quantum mainframes. Within the suite, the Qristal Emulator enables users to determine the number of qubits required to outperform classical computers in hybrid classical/quantum applications in data centres, aerospace, autonomous vehicles, mobile devices.

Dr Marco De La Pierre, supercomputing application specialist at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and a Qristal beta user, added: “As an experienced quantum chemist but a relative newbie to quantum computing, I was impressed by the user experience and high-level abstractions of the Qristal SDK. I could set up and run my own quantum chemical simulations through Qristal with almost no knowledge of quantum circuits, quantum gates and other low-level quantum computing jargon.”

Quantum Brilliance’s quantum computers use synthetic diamonds to operate at room temperature in any environment. Unlike large mainframe quantum computers, Quantum Brilliance’s devices do not require cryogenics, vacuum systems and precision laser arrays. The company’s technology consumes significantly less power and can be deployed onsite or at the edge. Currently, the size of a desktop PC, the company is working to further miniaturise its technology to the size of a semiconductor chip that can be used on any device and wherever classical computers exist today, unlocking practical quantum computing for everyone.

The Qristal SDK and Qristal Emulator are now in open beta and will be widely available in Q2 2023. Interested quantum software developers and enthusiasts are invited to join the project on Quantum Brilliance’s public GitLab repository where they can start coding and interacting with Quantum Brilliance’s software and applications team.