(SpectrumIEEE) Boston-based Aliro Technologies emerged from stealth mode this week to announce its hardware-independent, cloud-ready platform that will enable software developers to take advantage of the power of quantum computing more efficiently and accurately Aliro revealed that it had attracted US $2.7 million from investors that include Crosslink Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Samsung NEXT’s Q Fund. The company was spun out of Harvard University’s Quantum Information Science Lab and founded by Harvard assistant professor of computational materials science, Prineha Narang, along with two of her students, and a post-doctoral researcher.
Aliro plans a software stack that will allow ordinary developers to first determine whether available cloud-based quantum hardware can speed any of their processes better than other accelerators, such as GPUs. And then it will allow them to write code that takes advantage of that speedup.
Aliro is developing relationships with makers of cloud-available quantum computers to be able to simulate their systems. Quantum computers under development today use a variety of types of qubits: superconductors, trapped ions, photons, and more.