Classiq announces new quantum efficiency coding competition

By Sandra Helsel posted 12 May 2022

(HPCWire) Classiq has announced the Classiq Coding Competition, rewarding those that create highly-efficient quantum circuits to solve important real-world problems. IQT-News summarizes below:

The Classiq Coding Competition is the first competition focused on quantum efficiency. Quantum computers have limited resources, so building compact, optimized solutions that can make maximum use of those resources is critical.

Click here for information on the Classiq Coding Competition.

“Creating efficient quantum algorithms is part engineering, part art. The Classiq Coding Competition is a call to the world’s quantum software community to showcase their talents and demonstrate how quantum computing can take humans to new heights,” said Classiq CEO Nir Minerbi. “Efficient circuits enhance the ability of any quantum computer to solve important problems.”
The Classiq Coding Competition will consist of four problems and will award 17 cash prizes totaling $25,000. The top entry for each of the four problems will receive $3,000, while $1,500 and $500 will be awarded for the second and third places in each problem. Classiq will also award several $1,000 prizes to creators of the best innovative solutions as well as to the most promising youth participants under the age of 18.

A panel of esteemed judges will determine the winners. The judges are:

    • Nir Minerbi, co-founder and CEO, Classiq
    • Josiah Bjorgaard, HPC and quantum computing at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Dr. Sebastian Senge, quantum computing incubation Europe, Accenture
    • Bob Sorensen, Chief Analyst for Quantum Computing, Hyperion Research
    • Russ Fein, managing director, Corporate Fuel PartnersThe Classiq Coding Competition is open to all parties worldwide, except Classiq employees and their families. Click here to learn about and register for the Classiq Coding Competition.

Sandra K. Helsel, Ph.D. has been researching and reporting on frontier technologies since 1990.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.

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