Strangeworks, Inc. has officially launched its quantum ecosystem geared toward “humanizing quantum,” according to a statement on the company’s website.
The quantum computing software company said it is dedicated to making quantum computing accessible announced three key initiatives today as part of its mission to foster a global quantum workforce, humanize access to quantum computing and streamline existing quantum production workflows.
These offerings establish Strangeworks as a leading Quantum Service Provider giving scientists, researchers, software developers and enthusiasts a complete quantum ecosystem that includes a browser-based development environment, hardware, software, educational resources and an ever-growing library of quantum code to start from. Here are the three offerings:
- Strangeworks QS™ (Quantum Syndicate) – Strangeworks QS is a collaboration of hardware, software, education, and cloud service providers that are working to develop the implementation and testing of new quantum technologies across all industry verticals to help quantum physicists, data scientists, educators and enterprise developers execute, validate, and benchmark current hardware platforms. This includes quantum computers based on super conducting, trapped ions, trapped atoms, annealers, and photonic technologies, among others. Collaborators include: 1Qbit, Algorithmiq, Amazon Braket, Atom Computing, Bleximo, Blueqat, D-Wave, Entropica Labs, Hitachi, Honeywell, Horizon Quantum Computing, IBM, IonQ, Microsoft, PlanQK, Qureca, Rigetti, Riverlane, Stack Overflow, Unitary Fund, and Xanadu.
- Strangeworks QC™ (Quantum Computing) – Strangeworks QC is a free quantum computing ecosystem that enables researchers, developers, and enthusiasts to quickly learn, develop and manipulate real quantum code. With Strangeworks QC, users can easily create, organize, and collaborate on quantum computing projects, and access libraries of code, frameworks, and languages, including the following: Amazon Braket SDK, Blueqat, Cirq, D-Wave Ocean, Forest, Jupyter Notebooks, Microsoft QDK (Q#), MyQLM, OpenQASM, ProjectQ, Python, Qiskit, Xanadu PennyLane, and Xanadu Strawberry Fields.
- Strangeworks EQ™ (Enterprise Quantum) – Strangeworks EQ is a future-proof quantum infrastructure solution that brings the power of Strangeworks QC and Strangeworks QS together with enterprise features including granular security, IP protection, quantum machine access, resource aggregation, custom integrations, private deployments, team and project management, dedicated support, online training, and more.
“By bringing together an unparalleled network of providers with a hardware-agnostic, software-inclusive, collaborative development environment, Strangeworks provides everything needed for governments, universities, and enterprises to start building their quantum solutions today.”
With today’s announcement Strangeworks is positioning itself as the most inclusive source for quantum computing, helping everyone access this emerging technology. However, for quantum computing to truly change the world, it will have to become more inclusive and more accessible.
“The quantum industry needs more collaboration, experimentation, and shared discoveries to help build the quantum workforce of tomorrow, today,” said William Hurley (aka whurley), founder and CEO of Strangeworks. “By bringing together an unparalleled network of providers with a hardware-agnostic, software-inclusive, collaborative development environment, Strangeworks provides everything needed for governments, universities, and enterprises to start building their quantum solutions today.”
Strangeworks QC is a free community edition of the company’s EQ offering for government and enterprise that supports the development of a global quantum workforce. By using the existing platform and collaborating with members of Quantum Syndicate, Strangeworks reports it has simultaneously lowered the barriers to entry for developers to explore the emerging quantum landscape.
Andrew Fursman, founder and CEO of 1Qbit, said Strangeworks will help address a critical bottleneck in quantum: developing applications.
“In the excited rush to build more high-quality qubits, the current limitations of quantum computers are often framed as an engineering obstacle. But within this industry, it’s well known that the real bottleneck in quantum computing exists with the applications. To truly progress quantum computing, millions of developers will need to understand and practice coding with quantum information,” said Andrew Fursman, Founder and CEO of 1Qbit. “Strangeworks’ focus on bringing a beautiful experience to the next generation of quantum coders does a service to our entire industry and might just help find some new answers to the question ‘what can you do with a quantum computer?'”
The company is also being praised for creating a quantum community — from enthusiasts to expert developers.
“Strangeworks has created a bustling independent community for quantum computing enthusiast, developers, and enterprises who want to deploy quantum hardware and software technologies,” Steve Brierley, CEO of Riverlane. “We’re incredibly excited to be a part of their platform launch and to integrate Deltaflow in this amazing infrastructure, giving everyone the option to look deep into the control systems of quantum computers.”
Strangeworks also recognizes the current need for organizations to streamline their existing quantum production workflows. According to the company, Strangeworks EQ allows organizations to simplify resource allocation for multiple user personas while facilitating credit, cost, and job management through their network of vendors, contractors, and partners. Available as a managed cloud, private cloud, or on-prem hardware solution for government and enterprise customers, Strangeworks EQ offers both classical and quantum integrations, as well as bespoke custom chip integration.
“Honeywell Quantum Solutions is proud to be part of the Strangeworks Quantum Syndicate and to bring trapped-ion quantum technology to the community for the development of real-world, enterprise-level solutions,” said Tony Uttley, President of Honeywell Quantum Solutions. “We continue to improve and expand our commercial hardware offerings and are excited to provide developers, data scientists, and others with differentiated tools for algorithm development.”
Strangeworks is based in the US, with a network of collaborators in institutions around the world. To support this global network, Strangeworks will expand its corporate footprint with an office in Munich Germany, the first in a series of new European Union offices. This expansion represents a key step forward in working with its existing and future syndicate members in Europe, and in providing industry leading solutions to its European customers.
To join the Strangeworks Quantum Syndicate or to deploy Strangeworks in your enterprise visit: http://strangeworks.com.
Strangeworks QC™ is available worldwide today, for free, at http://quantumcomputing.com; governments and enterprises can apply for Strangeworks EQ™ access at http://strangeworks.com.