Microsoft announces cloud quantum computing service

November 05, 2019 //By Rich Pell
Microsoft announces cloud quantum computing service
Tech giant Microsoft (Redmond, WA) has announced a full-stack, open cloud ecosystem that it says "will bring the benefits of quantum computing to people and organizations around the world."

The company's Azure Quantum is offered as a diverse set of quantum services - ranging from pre-built solutions to software and quantum hardware - that provides developers and customers access to some of the "most competitive" quantum offerings on the market. With one program, says the company, users will be able to target a variety of hardware through Azure Quantum: Azure classical compute, quantum simulators, and resource estimators, and quantum hardware from partners, as well as the company's future quantum system being built on topological qubit technology.

Along with its partners 1QBit, Honeywell, IonQ, and QCI, the company says that with Azure it is assembling the most diverse set of quantum solutions, software, and hardware across the industry:

  • Learn: Anyone can come to Azure Quantum to learn about quantum computing through a series of tools and learning tutorials, like the quantum katas .
  • Build: Developers can write programs with Q# and the QDK and experiment running the code against simulators and a variety of quantum hardware.
  • Solve: Customers can solve complex business challenges with pre-built solutions and algorithms running in Azure.

Azure Quantum will launch in private preview in the coming months. Those interested can request to become an early adopter .

Microsoft

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