By IQT News posted 23 Jun 2021

(HPCWire) QC War announced new capabilities on Forge, the company’s quantum-as-a-service platform. Designed specifically for data scientists and quantum engineers, Forge will now offer linear algebra APIs and data loader circuits which can be used as building blocks for quantum algorithms. The latest version of Forge also includes a hardware integration with IBM.
For data scientists, Forge now provides fundamental linear algebra functions for the estimation of distances and the calculation of matrix multiplication products on near-term quantum computers. Linear algebra calculations are at the heart of complex quantum optimization and quantum machine learning algorithms and critical for the realization of quantum computing advantage.
For quantum engineers, Forge now enables users to generate their own data loader circuits that load real, multi-dimensional, data on simulators and near-term hardware. Quantum engineers can then build their own quantum algorithms on top of the generated data loader circuit.
The efficient loading of classical data into current quantum hardware increases quantum machine learning (QML) accuracy and significantly reduces the industry timeline for practical QML applications.
QC Ware Forge is integrated with Amazon Braket to provide hardware access to D-Wave Systems, Rigetti Computing, and IonQ hardware. Forge is also now integrated with IBM Quantum hardware. Users who wish to execute on IBM hardware need to bring their own IBM credentials and import them into Forge.
“Quantum computing presents the same opportunities and challenges as AI and machine learning did six or seven years ago. Companies that took lessons from that market upheaval are now investing in quantum skills and technology,” said Yianni Gamvros, Head of Business Development, QC Ware. “QC Ware built Forge to help large enterprises and public sector organizations prepare for this upcoming disruption. The findings of our research collaborations with some of the world’s leading enterprises and government organizations have been distilled into the platform’s pioneering turnkey quantum algorithms and APIs, to ensure Forge offers all users a competitively advantageous path to quantum readiness.”

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