There have been several news stories about IBM and Microsoft advancements for developers and companies interested in Quantum Computing. IBM announced new partnerships with companies, universities and associations. Microsoft announced a Quantum development kit release along with the Quantum language called Q#. Here are links to several of the announcements and product pages.
IBM Enters Quantum Computing Business with First Paying Customers and the IBM Q Network
In a recent news article, IBM announced the names of twelve paying customers and organizations. You can read the news at https://www.top500.org/news/ibm-enters-quantum-computing-business-with-first-paying-customers/. The companies that have joined with IBM include: JPMorgan Chase, Daimler AG, Samsung, Barclays, Honda just to name a few.
The companies and organizations will participate in the IBM Q Network. You can read more information and watch a video at https://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/network/?lnk=ushpv18f2&lnk2=learn#/
Microsoft Q# Development Kit is available for Download
Microsoft recently announced the availability of the Q# language and the Quantum Development Kit. You can find more information on the Microsoft Quantum Computing site at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/quantum/. Q# integrates with Visual Studio and leveraged C#. You can watch a video demo to see how you can build your first Q# program.
You can register and download the Quantum Development Kit at https://info.microsoft.com/QuantumComputingKitDownload-Registration.html
Learn More about Quantum Computing
Besides the links above, you can learn more about Quantum Computing using the resource links below:
- MIT – http://news.mit.edu/topic/quantum-computing
- Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing
- IBM What is Quantum Computing – http://www.research.ibm.com/ibm-q/learn/what-is-quantum-computing/
- HPC 46 quibits simulated – https://www.hpcwire.com/2017/12/18/world-record-quantum-computer-46-qubits-simulated/
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