Jul 13, 2022

Introducing QODA: The Platform for Hybrid Quantum-Classical Computing

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NVIDIA introduces QODA, a new platform for hybrid quantum-classical computing, enabling easy programming of integrated CPU, GPU, and QPU systems.

The past decade has seen quantum computing leap out of academic labs into the mainstream. Efforts to build better quantum computers proliferate at both startups and large companies. And while it is still unclear how far we are away from using quantum advantage on common problems, it is clear that now is the time to build the tools needed to deliver valuable quantum applications.

To start, we need to make progress in our understanding of quantum algorithms. Last year, NVIDIA announced cuQuantum, a software development kit (SDK) for accelerating simulations of quantum computing. Simulating quantum circuits using cuQuantum on GPUs enables algorithms research with performance and scale far beyond what can be achieved on quantum processing units (QPUs) today. This is paving the way for breakthroughs in understanding how to make the most of quantum computers.

In addition to improving quantum algorithms, we also need to use QPUs to their fullest potential alongside classical computing resources: CPUs and GPUs. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the launch of Quantum Optimized Device Architecture (QODA), a platform for hybrid quantum-classical computing with the mission of enabling this utility.

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