Now, it’s time for Coherence, the quantum executive summary, where I take a moment to highlight some of the business impacts we discussed today in case things got too nerdy at times. Let’s recap. Intel is working on a 12-qubit quantum dot processor, leveraging the company’s immense experience in manufacturing silicon. As with any quantum computer, this QPU will be part of a stack of supporting hardware and software. The quantum control processor that controls the QPU with pulses and so on is software. Intel is allowing users to start experimenting with this stack via the Intel Quantum SDK, which is a full quantum computer and simulation.
When you access the Intel Quantum SDK via the Intel developer cloud, you are given access to a compiler that optimises your algorithm and decomposes your programme into operations that will run on two back end simulators. One simulator can handle multiple nodes to allow for more than 40 qubits. The other is a simulator of the forthcoming 12-qubit quantum dot chip. The SDK is written in C++, so some developers will feel right at home. And, in case, you’ve already worked with OpenQASM code, there’s a translator to import your past work. The SDK works well with variational hybrid quantum classical algorithms.
For now, the environment contains only a handful of code snippets available to build off, but Intel is hoping to build an ecosystem of users who may share example code of their own. Give it a try, and maybe contribute some of your own experiments. Check out the link in the show notes to sign up and run code for free.
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