AQT and IBM
Following up on an international Qiskit camp in Switzerland, employees from AQT and students of the University of Innsbruck have been working with IBM on extending the capabilities of Qiskit. Quantum developers can now, at the push of a button, create and investigate entanglement, develop new quantum algorithms, and implement novel quantum applications on devices of IBM, AQT and the University of Innsbruck.
“When we launched Qiskit in March 2017 our goal was ambitious, yet simple — create an open software platform for building quantum programs, mapping them to different backend devices, and running them on simulators and various types of real hardware” said Dr. Walter Riess, Manager, IBM Q Europe, IBM Research. “This open strategy has now enabled us to extend our community beyond our our own superconducting qubit devices to now include ion traps with AQT, who developed and executed the Qiskit interface for their device in only three days.”
Dr. Thomas Monz, CEO at AQT, says “Qiskit will facilitate the development of novel applications for us and our partners.” He is convinced that supporting Qiskit will help Innsbruck to extend its number of collaborators and clients.