D-Wave Just Open Sourced Its Major Quantum Computing Tool

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Short Bytes: In an attempt to propel the collaborative development of quantum computing software, D-Wave Systems Inc. has open sourced Qbsolv. It equips developers with abilities to create tools and applications that harvest the computing power of D-Wave’s quantum systems. With Qbsolv the systems are capable of solving problems that are twenty times larger.

The D-Wave Systems Inc. might be one of the handful names working to develop computers that work on the power of atoms. In 2015, D-Wave surpassed the 1000 Qubit barrier in quantum computing with its D-Wave 2X system. Quantum Computing is a technology that deploys quantum physics to build computers that will be ages ahead of what we call computers or even supercomputers.

Clearly, they’re are a pioneer in the field they’re working. But they don’t want to keep all their research and findings with themselves. They want everyone to contribute and expand the currently limited pool of developers who develop tools and software for quantum computers. That’s why they’ve open-sourced their quantum software tool that eliminates the need for developers to learn painful physics concepts.

The tool ‘Qbsolv‘ is a great exemplar of the quantum software development ecosystem D-Wave wants to create. It allows developers to craft applications that can take advantage of D-Wave’s quantum systems.

Qbsolv can take care of complex problems by breaking it into parts which are then processed on D-Wave’s quantum processor. The individual results are then combined to reach the desired output. According to the users given early access to Qbsolv, it enables quantum system to solve real-world problems that are twenty times the size the system can normally deal.

Qbsolv also implements Quadratic Unconstrained Binary Optimization (QUBO) format. It is a popular pattern matching technique which finds its use as a machine learning application. For instance, a clinical trial application developed according to the QUBO format was able to predict epileptic seizures 20 to 40 minutes prior to their occurrence.

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Also Read: What Exactly Is Quantum Computing?

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