Startup Rigetti Computing Announces Quantum Cloud Services Platform in Public Beta
February 4, 2019
Startup Rigetti Computing (Rigetti) has announced the public ‘beta’ launch of its ‘Quantum Cloud Services’ (QCS) platform. Rigetti has headquarters in Berkeley, California, United States, and was established in 2013. The company offers “the world’s most powerful computers to help solve humanity’s most pressing and important problems”. Its high-performance computing solutions include quantum computing, quantum algorithms, and nanotechnology. It is the “only company deploying full-stack solutions for hybrid classical/quantum computing” and its 19-qubit quantum computer is available online through the company's Forest platform. Rigetti first announced details related to its new platform in September last year.
The QCS platform offers an “all-new access model for quantum programming” that includes an integrated cloud architecture. Rigetti’s quantum processors are available through QCS to offer computing resources for “building and testing the quantum algorithms”. Registered platform users benefit from their own dedicated ‘Quantum Machine Image’ which has the “preloaded tools necessary to build quantum programs (such as pyQuil and quantum simulator)”.
“Quantum Cloud Services platform is the fastest quantum computing platform available today”, explained Rigetti Quantum Software Engineer, Peter Karalekas. “We’ve eliminated much of the overhead associated with the exchange between quantum and classical compute, resulting in up to a 30x improvement in program runtime over web API models”, he added.
Companies wishing to take part in the beta launch can sign up through the company’s website.