The Russian Quantum Center (RQC) together with Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) announces the launch of domestic cloud platforms for access to quantum computers.
The cloud platform of the Russian Quantum Center will allow people who do not have specialized education and expertise in quantum mechanics to solve complex computational problems on a quantum computer. The task of the project is to solve applied business problems using quantum computing. The technology is primarily intended for companies in the fields of finance, logistics, chemical and nuclear industries, bioinformatics, and telecommunications.
The platform has an intuitive interface and several quantum backends at once: for example, data scientists and researchers will be able to independently switch between the proposed options:
SimCIM quantum computing emulator, developed and patented by the project team – to solve problems, it uses classical algorithms that simulate the behavior of quantum systems;
quantum computers created as part of the implementation of the roadmap for quantum computing;
quantum computers of third-party international companies.
For the convenience of client companies from various industries, the developers have formed a set of ready-made applications for financial optimization, quantum chemistry, bioinformatics, logistics, etc., as well as a set of tools for comparative analysis of algorithms. The number of applications and backends will increase as the project develops and new strategic partnerships emerge.
From the very beginning, our team decided to focus on solving urgent business problems, since this concept allows us to visually assess the advantages of quantum computing over traditional ones. We have received applications for connection from scientific institutions and business representatives from Russia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Taiwan, and China, and now we are starting to provide them with access and implement joint projects.
Alexey Fedorov, co-founder of the platform at RCC
In turn, the Center for Quantum Technologies of Moscow State University has created a software platform for developers of quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms.
It allows you to run and test various programs designed to work with quantum computers. The language of quantum instructions is currently supported, the syntax of which is the same as the Quil language (Rigetti Computing). For writing the classical part of the program, the Python language was chosen. In the future, it is planned to support more languages of quantum instructions to make the system more universal and convenient for researchers. It is important that the platform practically does not restrict the user and allows you to implement and test almost any quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms.
It will be useful primarily for students, scientists, and employees of research departments of companies that are engaged in quantum computing, quantum informatics, and quantum programming.
“The creation of such a platform is a big task in its own right,” emphasizes Stanislav Straupe, head of the quantum computing sector at the Center for Quantum Technologies at Moscow State University. “The development and testing of algorithms for quantum computing are necessary so that in the future, with the development of quantum computers, it would be possible to solve more and more complex problems of both scientific and applied nature.”
To gain access, you must register at the rcp.qotlabs.org website. After approval, the user will have access to computing resources and APIs for communicating with a quantum computing device or its classic simulator.