German-Australian manufacturer of quantum computing hardware, Quantum Brilliance has announced a collaboration with graphics processing unit (graphics card) manufacturer NVIDIA to accelerate the development of the world’s first hybrid quantum-classical computing platform.
Announced today at quantum computing conference Q2B Tokyo, NVIDIA QODA is a new platform for hybrid quantum-classical computing, connecting traditional and quantum computers for enterprise and edge applications.
Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators, making it one of only a few companies worldwide already delivering quantum computing systems for customers to operate on-site today.
Nvidia designs and sells GPUs for gaming, cryptocurrency mining, and professional applications, as well as chip systems for use in vehicles, robotics, and other tools.
Co-founder of Quantum Brilliance Dr Marcus Doherty said: “NVIDIA revolutionised high performance computing, and its new QODA platform is a bold step forward in innovating the quantum industry as well.
“Our unique room-temperature diamond quantum microprocessor exploits this hybrid approach and will add a critical new element to the hiugh performance computing and embedded computing landscape.
“It is essential that near-term quantum computing requires coupling of classical and quantum hardware to realise the technology’s potential.”
This allows sources of classical computing power such as an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) to be much closer to the quantum processing unit (QPU). The NVIDIA QODA platform provides the unifying framework for this vision.
A NVIDIA director Tim Costa said aAn increasing number of researchers worldwide believe that scientific breakthroughs will occur with hybrid solutions combining classical computing with quantum computing.
“With the collaboration of innovative companies like Quantum Brilliance, we believe NVIDIA QODA will revolutionise quantum computing by giving many more developers fast access to the best tools for both worlds.”
Working with NVIDIA computer processors and QODA, Quantum Brilliance’s software and applications team will build quantum emulators that mimic the nitrogen-vacancy centres in the company’s diamond-based quantum computers to enable efficient simulations of increasingly larger numbers of qubits, according to the company.
Quantum Brilliance is leveraging its Quick Business Operating Systems (QBOS) software development kit to develop applications focused on massive parallelisation of quantum computers for molecular simulations, as well as edge applications for signal processing such as speech-to-text conversion.
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