AWS, QCI look to bridge classical and quantum computing

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Hoping to bridge the gap between classical and quantum computers, startup Quantum Computing Inc.'s Qatalyst constrained optimization technology now works with AWS across the two platforms. The offering permits inexperienced quantum users to submit complex problems to one of several quantum-based systems through AWS' Braket quantum-based service. Users have the option of submitting the same problem to Qatalyst for either hybrid classical/quantum or can submit it to Qatalyst for pure quantum processing. "Our goal from the start was focusing on bringing business value to users and to provide them with a software product that is agnostic across quantum computing platforms," said Robert Liscouski, CEO of QCI. "We also want to reduce the amount of dependency there is on high-level programming resources that, historically, are required to run a...

IBM’s top executive says, quantum computers will never reign supreme over classical ones

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But, the quantum machines will work in concert with classical computers, building on each other's unique strengths, Gargi Dasgupta, Director, IBM research in India, noted. (Subscribe to our Today's Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.)Crunch numbers fast and at scale has been at the centre of computing technology. In the past few decades, a new type of computing has garnered significant interest. Quantum computers have been in development since the 1980s. They use properties of quantum physics to solve complex problems that can’t be solved by classical computers.Companies like IBM and Google have been continuously building and refining their quantum hardware. Simultaneously, several researchers have also been exploring new areas where quantum computers can deliver exponential change.In...