D-Wave launches new developer Quantum QuickStart
(Finance.Yahoo) D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, and the only company developing both annealing and gate-model quantum computers, today announced a new quantum acceleration bundle, the Quantum QuickStart™, incorporating quantum programming training plus cloud access. Designed to rapidly train and enable developers to easily utilize quantum computing and quantum hybrid resources to build quantum applications, the Quantum QuickStart bundle provides developers a comprehensive training experience and a month of unlimited, real-time quantum cloud access.
The Quantum QuickStart is designed to help businesses expand their teams’ quantum skills and to help developers accelerate their quantum expertise.
The Quantum QuickStart allows developers with Python knowledge to get started building and running quantum applications within one week. Developers will learn how to solve complex problems of up to 1 million variables and 100,000 constraints and ramp up their quantum computing skills quickly – gaining practical value from hands-on training and a month of unlimited access to the Leap™ quantum cloud service. The Quantum QuickStart package includes:
- Week-Long Quantum Programming Training: Developers can take their existing Python programming skills and apply them to learn how to “think quantumly” and use D-Wave’s quantum computers and hybrid solvers, getting them ready to program quantum applications in only a week. This popular online course develops practical quantum skills in a guided environment designed to maximize learning. Attendees have the flexibility to learn at their own pace and receive expert instructor advice and community support during the course. One attendee noted: “The course was simply amazing. I am blown away by the breadth and depth of the SDK (software development kit) D-Wave has produced. This course gave me confidence that D-Wave can be used to solve serious real-world optimization problems.”
- Unlimited Access To The Advantage™ Quantum Computer: With more than 5,000 qubits and 15-way connectivity, Advantage provides programmers access to a larger, denser, and more powerful graph for building commercial quantum applications. The latest performance updates on Advantage include a number of advancements that enable developers to solve larger and more complex problems with greater precision, finding better results 70% of the time on certain classes of problems.
- Unlimited Access to the Hybrid Solver Service: D-Wave’s portfolio of hybrid solvers enables developers to address a wide range of research and business problems. Available solvers include the binary quadratic model (BQM) solver, the discrete quadratic model (DQM) solver, and the constrained quadratic model (CQM) solver. The all-new CQM solver incorporates problem constraints into the solver, allowing users to benefit from a simplified and more native expression of their constrained problems. This significantly expands the breadth and size of problems programmers can solve with constraints, allowing them to formulate even larger problems that run across classical and quantum systems and find the best possible answers.
- The Ocean™ Software Development Kit – and More: Developers can ramp up fast with real application examples with live and usable code, robust documentation, demos, learning resources, and application development tools, including a visual problem inspector that makes it easier to explore, learn, and activate developers’ quantum applications. Plus, developers will be a part of a vibrant developer community to help jump start quantum application development and collaboration.