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Quantum computing

A new way to process information using the laws of physics

Unlock real-world quantum computing, 1,000x faster

Quantum computers have the potential to solve problems that are practically impossible on even today’s supercomputers. But before this cutting edge technology can achieve the first commercial demonstration of quantum advantage, quantum computers will need to become much more capable.

We tackle the biggest challenges that the quantum computing industry faces and improve performance by over 1,000X. We do this by unlocking enhanced performance at scale and helping customers bring solutions to market more efficiently — ensuring quantum computing delivers real value to end users.

Solutions for research

Realize practical benefits in real quantum computers

Errors are the Achilles Heel of quantum computers. Dealing with them is our mission. Making quantum computing useful starts at the bottom of the stack at the hardware-software interface.

We have pioneered the development of quantum firmware to stabilize quantum hardware and build autonomy, so benefits flow all the way to end users.

We provide a comprehensive set of infrastructure software to integrate the quantum firmware layer into quantum computers — empowering R&D teams to accelerate roadmaps and release more capable hardware.

This means greater computational capabilities, delivered sooner.

Solutions for research

Automate error suppression to deliver the full power of cloud quantum

Surpass the limits of today’s cloud quantum computers by using infrastructure software made for quantum computing end users. For users of cloud quantum computers, hardware error remains the dominant roadblock on the path to achieving true quantum advantage.

Most quantum computer programmers just want the hardware to perform better — and that’s exactly what we deliver.

We build infrastructure software so you can take advantage of circuit optimization and error suppression autonomously by leveraging our proven AI tools. Algorithmic benchmarking reveals up to 1,000X improvements in algorithmic success on commercial quantum computers.

Focus on changing the world with new quantum algorithms, and trust our expert team to deliver the maximum hardware performance achievable.

Real-world use cases

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
7X
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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