As one of the earliest startups in quantum computing, D-Wave is now releasing D-Wave Hybrid for everyone. D-Wave Hybrid was the company’s open-source hybrid workflow platform that eases the building of hybrid quantum applications. D-Wave Hybrid is actually a part of the D-Wave’s Ocean SDK that comes as a part of the Leap quantum computing cloud service. It is a platform that amalgamates computing of both classical and quantum.
Alan Baratz, executive vice-president and chief product officer at D-Wave said: “Quantum hybrid development very quickly brings the power of classical computing and quantum computing together. In fact, we expect most applications of our quantum technology to be run as hybrids of quantum and classical computation, much as CPUs and GPUs work together for many tasks today.”
Quantum computing still relies on standard classical computers to control quantum chips. The new IT services platform provides developers with the tools for applications that were launched in D-Wave’s 2000Q family of machines and future quantum systems.
“Our approach is practical: D-Wave Hybrid facilitates applying current problem-solving knowledge to a hybrid platform so customers can increasingly use quantum power. This approach ensures we’re building toward outcomes where customers will see real business benefit,” Baratz said.