Room-temperature quantum computing manufacturer Quantum Brilliance has released Qristal SDK, an open-source software development kit for researching applications that integrate the company’s portable, diamond-based quantum accelerators for manufacturing and other industries.
Previously in beta, the Quantum Brilliance Qristal SDK is now available for anyone to develop and test novel quantum algorithms for real-world applications specifically designed for quantum accelerators rather than quantum mainframes.
Potential use cases include classical-quantum hybrid applications in data centres, massively parallelised clusters of accelerators for computational chemistry and embedded accelerators for edge computing applications such as robotics, autonomous vehicles and satellites.
CEO and co-founder of Quantum Brilliance Mark Luo said: “With enhancements based on input from beta users, the Qristal SDK allows researchers to leverage quantum-based solutions in a host of potential real-world applications.
“We believe this powerful tool will help organizations around the world understand how quantum accelerators can enable and enhance productisation and commercialisation.”
Qristal SDK users will find fully integrated C++ and Python APIs, NVIDIA CUDA features, according to the company, and customisable noise models to support the development of their quantum-enhanced designs.
“The software also incorporates MPI, the global standard for large-scale parallel computing, allowing users to optimise, simulate and deploy hybrid applications of parallelised, room-temperature quantum accelerators in high-performance computing (HPC) deployments from supercomputers to edge devices.”
Quantum Brilliance’s quantum systems use synthetic diamonds to operate at room temperature in any environment.
Unlike large mainframe quantum computers, Quantum Brilliance’s small-form devices do not require cryogenics, vacuum systems or precision laser arrays, consuming significantly less power and enabling deployment onsite or at the edge.
Currently the size of a desktop PC (pictured), the company is working to further miniaturise its technology to the size of a semiconductor chip that can be used on any device, wherever classical computers exist today, unlocking practical quantum computing for everyone.
Picture: Quantum Brilliance/Room temperature diamond quantum accelerator