We were thrilled to announce this week that QCI has partnered with Microsoft on its Azure Quantum initiative, which launched at Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference. We are collaborating to provide commercial cloud access to QCI’s unique quantum computing capabilities to customers using Microsoft’s Azure Quantum.
“QCI’s mission is to deliver the power of quantum through the first useful and scalable quantum computers and we are excited to make our modular superconducting systems available through Microsoft’s Azure Quantum,” said Rob Schoelkopf, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist and a leader of the superconducting circuits approach to quantum computing.
From the earliest days, we’ve been designing our machines for scale and performance. QCI’s systems are based on a modular architecture that networks superconducting quantum processors. Our robust and hardware efficient approach obtains more computational power with fewer elements.
“QCI’s approach stems from pioneering work on superconducting quantum computing at Yale. With a clear focus on scale and delivering quantum impact, QCI and Microsoft share a vision of the quantum future,” said Julie Love, Sr. Director of Quantum Business Development at Microsoft.
Azure Quantum is a full-stack, open cloud ecosystem. It will enable customers to run programs on QCI’s quantum computers while taking advantage of Microsoft’s extensive quantum software, development tools, and other resources.
About QCI: Based in New Haven, CT, QCI was founded in 2015 by scientific co-founders Michel Devoret, Luigi Frunzio, and Rob Schoelkopf of Yale University's Applied Physics Department and who are world-leading experts in quantum information processing with solid-state devices. With a modular, robust and scalable architecture, QCI is taking a unique and practical approach to delivering the first useful quantum computers.
Additional information and news:
Wired – Microsoft is taking Quantum Computers to the Cloud
Forbes - Microsoft’s New Cloud Service Lets Users Try Other Companies’ Quantum Computers