IBM just launched the first developer certification for quantum computing

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Developers can now be officially quantum-certified. IBM has unveiled a quantum developer certification which it says, once devs have passed the 60-question test, will act as proof of at least some of the skills required to build and run quantum programs.  The certification, unsurprisingly, focuses on IBM's own quantum computing software development kit (SDK), Qiskit, which is an open-source platform based on Python scripts that enables developers to carry out a range of quantum experiments, from prototyping quantum algorithms to executing code on cloud-based quantum devices.  Candidates to the new certification will have to prove during the test that they can create and execute quantum computing programs on IBM computers and simulators using Qiskit. This means that developers should know how to leverage the platform to define...

Grid computing software developer Incredibuild raises $140M

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Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Incredibuild, a developer of grid computing software, today announced that it secured $140 million in funding from ScaleUp investor Insight Partners. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup says that the investment, which includes both primary and secondary components, will help expand Incredibuild’s U.S. operations to meet demand for its technology. Computationally intensive tasks like compiling software are often a massive time sink in development. According to Statista, 40% of engineers attribute software project failure to under-resourcing, with 22% blaming missed delivery timeline expectations and 21% pointing at time constraints and premature software releases. Incredibuild, which was founded in 2002 and inspired by NASA’s [email protected], offers a suite of grid...

Israeli quantum computing developer Classiq Technologies raises $10.5 million series A

Israeli quantum computing developer Classiq Technologies raises 105 million series
The company developed tools for the automatic translation of human ideas into quantum circuits Meir Orbach 16:1227.01.21 Israel-based Classiq technologies, which develops tools for converting human thought into quantum circuits, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $10.5 million in series A funding led by Team* Capital and Wing Capital.   The field of quantum computing is still in its early stages, making the task of developing algorithms for it a nearly impossible mission. After decades of research, only a meager number of quantum computing algorithms have been developed so far. While quantum hardware is being developed quickly, there remain major challenges to progress on the software front due to lack of abstractions, the basic principle driving software development.   Classiq Technologies'...