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Open-Source Framework for Quantum Computing - EEWeb

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The advent of quantum computers has required software solutions of a certain level to provide the essential basis for a quantum development environment for everyone. IBM, with its latest open-source software development kit, Qiskit, aims to create a programming environment where the complexity of the underlying technology is no longer a problem for users. In the future, a program will have to employ vast quantum and classical resources, and the solution will therefore have to be optimized at the speed of light. In an interview with EE Times, Blake Johnson, Quantum Platform Lead at IBM Quantum, pointed out that quantum technology is showing huge success and the software foundation needs to be laid for extensive use in the future. The Qiskit project is an open-source framework for working with quantum circuits and algorithms.


Quantum computing just got its first developer certification. Time to start studying?

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Candidates will have to prove during the test that they can create and execute quantum computing programs using IBM's Qiskit. Developers can now be officially quantum-certified. IBM has unveiled a quantum developer certification which it says, once devs have passed the 60-question test, will act as proof of at least some of the skills required to build and run quantum programs. The certification, unsurprisingly, focuses on IBM's own quantum computing software development kit (SDK), Qiskit, which is an open-source platform based on Python scripts that enables developers to carry out a range of quantum experiments, from prototyping quantum algorithms to executing code on cloud-based quantum devices. Candidates to the new certification will have to prove during the test that they can create and execute quantum computing programs on IBM computers and simulators using Qiskit.


Quantum computing: IBM's new tool lets users design quantum chips in minutes

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Qiskit Metal is an open-source platform that automates parts of the design process for quantum chips. Building the hardware that underpins quantum computers might not sound like everybody's cup of tea, but IBM is determined to make the idea sound less challenging. The company has announced the general availability of Qiskit Metal, an open-source platform that automates parts of the design process for quantum chips, and which IBM promised will now let "anyone" design quantum hardware. Big Blue detailed the progress made with Metal since the tool was first announced late last year as part of the company's larger Qiskit portfolio, which provides open-source tools for creating programs that can run on IBM's cloud-based quantum devices. While most of Qiskit's resources focus on building applications that can be executed on quantum machines, Metal targets a brand-new audience, providing software to help design the components that make up the hardware itself.


Chances are You Don't Have a Quantum Computer, but IBM Will let you Use One

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There are many simulation and optimization problems that are difficult or impossible to solve using your existing computing resources. You do not have a quantum computer, which may be able to solve them, and you do not expect your company to get one soon. You are not alone, but don't worry IBM will let you use their quantum computing resources to make a start in formulating their solutions. For years, quantum computing was little more than an idea that fascinated computer scientists. Now it is offering direct utility for researchers and engineers even before the promise of a large-scale universal quantum computer is fulfilled.


Apply for a summer 2022 internship with IBM Quantum

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As summer 2021 comes to a close, we want to reflect on the work of IBM Quantum interns this year and begin planning for summer 2022 internships. We have high expectations for what interns will accomplish during their time here with IBM Quantum, and we are always impressed with their work and their impact. IBM Quantum interns make meaningful contributions to our roadmap for scaling quantum technology and our roadmap for building an open quantum software ecosystem. So, whether you are a developer, an engineer, or a researcher, we have opportunities for you to come build the future of quantum with us. Our full-stack approach delivers the best of IBM's quantum computing systems together with the most-complete suite of quantum software tools and cloud services; while the community of users we support is the most active quantum computing community in the world.