It’s well-known that Quantum computing is evolving quickly. There are so many different qubit technologies and development tools that are trying to win your attention, that It can be challenging to know where to get started and how to optimally invest your resources. While there are some companies that offer you only one solution, which in almost every case is their own, others offer you open ecosystems, leaving you to change your code whenever you want.
Azure Quantum works in a different way. It is adapting to the way you work and it is eliminating the overhead and challenges of trying the latest quantum innovations. Azure Quantum provides the best development environment in order to create quantum algorithms for multiple platforms at once while preserving flexibility to tune the same algorithms for specific systems. You will be provided many programming languages such as Qiskit, Cirq, and Q# you can pick from. You can run your own algorithms on multiple quantum systems.
It is exciting for Azure Quantum to announce that they entered into a partnership with Rigetti. Rigetti’s gate-based superconducting processors will be available in Azure Quantum soon and utilize QIR to enable low latency and parallel execution.
You can try out the quantum hardware for free but you can apply for up to $10,000 USD in credits to use on partner hardware for your research or commercial projects.
You can start with the language and SDK that you’re most familiar with, such as Qiskit or Cirq Python packages, as well as explore the full-featured, built-for-quantum language, Q#. You will be given an opportunity to build on code you’ve already written and work in your favorite development environment including free, hosted Jupyter notebooks.
When it comes to designing your own algorithms, you can use fast, free, and scalable simulators that simulate current and future quantum machines. The open systems simulator gives you a chance to simulate how your programs run on today’s hardware. The cloud-based full-state simulator lets you simulate larger quantum programs.