Quantum Computing Inc. (QCI) has rolled out a new partner program that promises to deliver a low-risk but high-reward path to using quantum computing to provide value to customers.
The announcement follows the launch of Qatalytst, QCI’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) quantum computing solution, earlier this year. Qatalyst makes quantum computing resources readily accessible to users on classic computer systems, reducing related costs and deployment time. The new Partner Program seeks to take this a step further, extending Qatalyst’s benefits to partners’ customers.
The Qatalyst platform offers what QCI calls a “seamless quantum bridge” that connects classical and quantum computers. Instead of working in binary bits like conventional devices, quantum computers operate on qubits, which can represent both 0 and 1 simultaneously. As a result, quantum computers can process far more possibilities at once, solving more complex problems faster. For businesses looking to crunch more and more data, quantum computing could be an important breakthrough.
Users can leverage their current devices and applications to send problems through Qatalyst and get answers from quantum computers. The QCI Partner Program expands on this accessibility by letting partners extend connectivity to their clients.
“Partners can offer immediate access to Qatalyst, connecting SMEs to quantum hardware from IonQ, Rigetti, and D-Wave via AWS Braket, as well as classical systems,” Brown said. “Qatalyst dramatically simplifies and de-risks quantum exploration by allowing the same problems to be sent via API calls across all QPUs and classical systems, with no need for extra programming. Our partners empower their customers to run their problems across multiple quantum computers, without risky investments in quantum experts or any vendor lock-in.”
QCI’s Partner Program is aimed specifically at new quantum computing vendors. Traditionally, QPU vendors would have to develop their own software to offer quantum benefits to clients. Instead, the Partner Program grants access to Qatalyst as a ready-made QPU solution, connecting their customers to quantum resources faster.