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PennyLane by Xanadu Now Supports AQT Quantum Computers

By IQT News posted 26 Jun 2020

(AQT)  Xanadu and AQT announced that PennyLane, an open-source project from Xanadu for quantum machine learning, automatic differentiation, and optimization, now supports AQT quantum computers.
Xanadu develops software for quantum machine learning (QML) and optimization. PennyLane, one of Xanadu’s core software products, is an easy to use open-source platform for QML — optimizing processes in industry today.
AQT is a start-up located in Innsbruck, Austria, and a spin-off from the Innsbruck University and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, AQT realizes quantum computers based on the individual manipulation of trapped charged atoms. The ion-trap platform has intrinsically low error rates and can be readily scaled up to larger systems. AQT provides cloud-access to its quantum computer for a wide range of applications.
AQT provides cloud-access to its quantum computer for a wide range of applications.  “Quantum computers can outperform classical computers on numerous applications. The challenge is to merge end-user applications with quantum programming and hardware capabilities”, says Thomas Monz, CEO of AQT. “Combining the software experience of Xanadu with the hardware and engineering expertise of AQT will significantly facilitate user- and application-driven progress in this field”.

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