Streamlining Quantum Computing Service Through Cloud Platforms
(AnalyticsInsight) Cloud-based quantum computing provides direct access to emulators, simulators, and quantum processors. One of the biggest advantages of availing quantum services in the cloud is that it allows access to quantum physical-powered computers via the web.
Cloud-based quantum computing facilitates companies and researchers to test their quantum algorithms. Initially, quantum algorithms are developed using classical computers and then the algorithm is tested in real quantum computers through cloud computing. It offers an immediate interface of quantum algorithms and provides how that allows individuals to create enhancements in quantum.
Unfortunately, not everybody can afford to develop a quantum computer since the basics like quantum circuits and support systems are expensive and difficult to process. But tech players who have successfully created cloud-based quantum computing are offering the service to others through cloud platforms.
While cloud-based quantum computing is so far seen in the technical form, it is hitting commercial markets in recent years. Researchers had a hard time innovating quantum computers that perform extraordinary actions. Fortunately, in the past couple of years, quantum has enjoyed a sudden surge in fanfare. Google emerged as the company that has achieved ‘quantum supremacy.’ The idea of cloud-based quantum computing is to upload quantum software and run it just as easily as people can deploy any other type of cloud computing service. But the extent to which quantum will allow this is quite limited for now.
Important cloud-based quantum computing providers:
IBM was the first company to connect a small quantum computer to cloud computing in 2016.
Tech conglomerates like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft to follow IBM’s suit.
In 2019, Microsoft unraveled a service called ‘Azure Quantum,’ which allows access to quantum algorithms, hardware, and software.
China’s Baidu Inc. has recently announced a new cloud-based quantum computing platform called quantum leaf that the company claims to have designed for programming, simulating, and executing quantum workloads
In 2019, Amazon announced its launch of cloud-based quantum computing solution called Bracket. Bracket combines quantum with the cloud computing service and makes it an as-a-service solution.
D-Wave D-Wave is performing well with quantum annealer well-suited for many optimization problems.
QuTechis working on a cloud offering of its small quantum machine utilizing its spin qubits technology.