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Microsoft announces the establishment of a quantum network and promises to open development resources to members free of charge

via:博客园     time:2019/3/4 9:01:49     readed:210


Todd Holmdahl, Vice President, Microsoft Azure Hardware Systems Group

According to foreign media reports, Microsoft Quantum, a quantum computing research team of Microsoft, announced the establishment of the Microsoft Quantum Network, the Microsoft Quantum Computing Research Alliance. This global community will work directly under Microsoft's leadership to advance quantum computing and development. The actual application builds the future quantum workforce.

Microsoft said that creating a scalable quantum computer requires the joint efforts of many skilled teams. To achieve this goal, Microsoft has built an alliance of partners, well-known universities, Microsoft customers and developers over the past few years. Their common goal is to share quantum knowledge and collaborate with the best quantum innovators.

At the First Startup Summit held by Microsoft, Todd Holmdahl, vice president of Microsoft's Azure Hardware Systems Group, said at the summit: "Microsoft Quantum Network is our commitment to building the partnership between quantum labor and quantum economy, we believe These two aspects are crucial to solving some of the world's toughest problems. ”

Microsoft has previously announced a partnership with a number of quantum software and algorithm development startups. They also announced the addition of two new partners at the summit, one of which is HQS Quantum Simulations, which was developed for predictive chemistry and pharmaceuticals. Quantum algorithm for industrial molecular properties; another is quantum machine learning company Rahko, which develops scalable quantum chemistry solutions for quantum computers and other fields.

It is understood that HQS Quantum Simulations and Rahko will join the ranks of Microsoft Quantum Network, work closely with Microsoft to develop practical applications and accelerate the application of quantum computing. Many startups in Microsoft Quantum Network will also benefit from cooperation with Microsoft. To help them grow their business, build innovative solutions, and connect to valuable resources.

Microsoft said that some of its quantum network organizations have been working directly with Microsoft to improve its expertise in quantum computing and to jointly develop beneficial solutions, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a model of collaboration with Microsoft in areas such as organizational optimization and chemistry.

Microsoft is also collaborating with Purdue University in Singapore, the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, the University of Delft in the Netherlands, and the University of Sydney in Australia for quantum research. Microsoft has established Microsoft Quantum Labs at these universities to collaborate to advance Microsoft's quantum. Research objectives.

It is reported that Microsoft is committed to developers and organizations able to use their free resources to develop quantum algorithms and applications, including Microsoft quantum development kits, tutorials, Q# libraries, examples and seminars. Currently, developers have downloaded Quantum development kits more than 100,000 times.

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