April 2020: The AQT quantum computer in Innsbruck is now supported as backend by pytket, a Python library for interfacing with t|ket⟩, the quantum software development kit of Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC).
Quantum computing offers a fundamentally new approach to solve problems that are beyond the reach of today’s classical computers. It will allow us to tackle some of the most intriguing and important problems in chemistry, material science, finance and optimization. Programming a quantum computer differs radically from what programmers are used to today. Traditional programming languages cannot be used, so new programming languages are required to unleash the power of quantum computers. However, while there are various technical approaches to realize a quantum computer, there are only very few quantum programming languages.