Improve your quantum hardware by 100X

Quantum control infrastructure software for R&D professionals building the future

Deliver results faster

Boulder Opal is designed for speed. You can move your project forward faster and deliver major results on tight timelines with the world-leading AI automation tools.

Outsource painful hardware tuneup, calibration, and optimization tasks to automated agents that interact directly with your hardware

"I am very happy we decided to use your software and would recommend it to anyone wanting to use optimized pulses."

Marina Kudra
PhD Student, Chalmers University of Technology

Improve hardware performance

You can achieve dramatic improvements in quantum computer and quantum sensor hardware using Boulder Opal.

Robust control can reduce hardware sensitivity to noise and errors, and lab-validated noise characterization routines can help you pinpoint and eliminate sources of performance degradation.

"We have been using Boulder Opal for half a year and it has quickly become an essential tool in our research."

Christophe Valahu
Trapped-ion Quantum Computing, University of Sussex

Maximize team productivity

You can save time in your team by leveraging professionally engineered tools that are fully documented and maintained. Better yet, you can get running in just minutes.

"We have found this platform to be both powerful and user-friendly. Q-CTRL has an understanding team of experts who have frequently met with my group to help us tailor Boulder Opal to our specific needs."

Prof. Tim Kovachy
Atom Interferometers, Northwestern University

Real-world use cases

This groundbreaking application of autonomous quantum sensors in space exploration will be invaluable in leveraging extraterrestrial resources to establish permanent human bases on the Moon, Mars and beyond.
Steven Marshall, Premier of South Australia
We used Qiskit Pulse and Q-CTRL’s Boulder Opal to run error-robust quantum gates on a five-qubit IBM Quantum Canary processor. These results show just how powerful pulse-level control can be for programming a quantum computer over the cloud.
This was a rare opportunity for some of our leading transport innovators and quantum computing experts to come together to tackle complex transport network management and congestion problems.
Andrew Constance, Minister for Transport and Roads
The team at Q-CTRL was able to rapidly develop a professionally engineered machine learning solution that allowed us to make sense from our data and gain real insights into how to improve our hardware.
Dr. Cornelius Hempel
It was really easy to go from code to experiments. I started from the relevant notebook in the documentation, followed the steps, adapted when necessary, and it simply worked! We’re now using Q-CTRL pulses that allow us to cut the time of our gates by eight times.
Marina Kudra, PhD student at Chalmers
Q-CTRL’s work has the potential to significantly improve algorithmic performance and hardware stability in quantum processors.
Alex Hill, Rigetti

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Make quantum technology useful

Frequently asked questions

Who should use Boulder Opal?

Our quantum control infrastructure software is designed for R&D professionals who are building the future:

  • • Quantum hardware R&D teams
  • • Quantum computing service providers
  • • Quantum computing researchers
  • • Academics and industry experts
Can I add my own models and take advantage of Boulder Opal optimization?

With our flexible graph-based optimization engine you can represent any complex quantum system at the Hamiltonian level and choose from a range of optimizers, synthesize solutions from arbitrary basis functions, add constraints, and even accommodate nonlinearities.

Is the Boulder Opal license limited to a single user?

Boulder Opal cloud licenses can accommodate an unlimited number of users. We provide recommendations for different license tiers for different group sizes to ensure that internal competition among users does not lead to computational delays.

Are there resources to help my learning curve?

You can access a comprehensive documentation suite to help you on your journey. Start with guided Tutorials and overview Topics, and move on to step-by-step “How To” User Guides for solving common problems in quantum computing and quantum sensing with Boulder Opal.

Are Boulder Opal results validated on hardware or software?

We have independently validated and published technical validation of key demonstrations on hardware through our research - this includes device-level demonstrations of improvements >10X.

We have also established a range of hardware validations with our customers and R&D partners around the world, collected in our case studies.

Can I make use of Boulder Opal while my hardware is in a rebuild stage?

Boulder Opal can be used in theoretical research, established hardware, and in bringing new systems online. In our Topics we show a range of simple workflows for different stages of hardware maturity.