IBM and Quantum Computing

News from IBM on Quantum Computing

Quiskit

Quiskit – the “Quantum Information Science Kit” SDK is an open source platform that allows developers and coders familiar with Python and Jupyter Notebooks to program our quantum computers https://github.com/Qiskit

  • QISKit AQUA builds and runs algorithms, and contains algorithms and domain-specific tools, making it possible to run classical computing applications on quantum computers, as well as for others to build their own applications. Aqua is one of four Qiskit elements:
  • Qiskit Terra: the ‘earth’ element, is the foundation on which the rest of the software lies. Terra provides a bedrock for composing quantum programs at the level of circuits and pulses.Qiskit Ignis: the ‘fire’ element, is dedicated to fighting noise and errors and to forging a new path. This includes better characterization of errors, improving gates, and computing in the presence of noise.
  • Qiskit Aer: the ‘air’ element, permeates all Qiskit elements. To really speed up development of quantum computers we need better simulators, emulators and debuggers.

News about IBM Q

Quantum Computing in the NISQ era and beyond
http://quantum-journal.org/?s=Quantum%20Computing%20in%20the%20NISQ%20era%20and%20beyond&reason=title-click
https://quantum-journal.org/papers/q-2018-08-06-79/