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UK’s Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund Awards Multimillion Pound Grant to Develop Quantum Operating System

By IQT News posted 14 May 2020

(BusinessWeekly.co.uk) A consortium led by Riverlane, a quantum computing software developer has been awarded the multimillion pound grant from the UK government’s Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund. Joining the consortium are the UK’s most innovative quantum hardware companies – SeeQC, Hitachi Europe, Universal Quantum, Duality Quantum Photonics, Oxford Ionics, and Oxford Quantum Circuits, along with UK-based chip designer Arm, and the National Physical Laboratory.
The project will deliver an operating system that allows the same quantum software to run on different types of quantum computing hardware.
By working together the quantum operating system, Deltaflow.OS, will be installed on every quantum computer in the UK accelerating the commercialisation of the sector nationally.
Dr M. Fernando Gonzalez Zalba, head of Quantum Computing at the Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory, added: “At Hitachi Europe, we are building a quantum computer based on the very same microprocessor technology that we can find in our laptops, cars and mobile phones.
“Deltaflow.OS will enable us to deliver a full stack solution that will help solve customer’s greatest computational challenges.”

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