Baidu Offers Quantum Computing from the Cloud
(VentureBeat) Baidu today detailed Quantum Leaf, a new cloud quantum computing platform designed for programming, simulating, and executing quantum workloads. It’s aimed at providing a programming environment for quantum-infrastructure-as-a-service setups.
A key component of Quantum Leaf is QCompute, a Python-based open source development kit with a hybrid programming language and a high-performance simulator. Users can leverage prebuilt objects and modules in the quantum programming environment, passing parameters to build and execute quantum circuits on the simulator or cloud simulators and hardware. Essentially, QCompute provides services for creating and analyzing circuits and calling the backend.
Quantum Leaf dovetails with Quanlse, which Baidu also detailed today. The company describes Quanlse as a “cloud-based quantum pulse computing service” that bridges the gap between software and hardware by providing a service to design and implement pulse sequences as part of quantum tasks.