Microsoft Quantum

Empowering the quantum revolution

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  • Quantum safe cryptography – waiting to save the world
    Future quantum computers will one day bring us many great benefits. Unfortunately they will also break many of the cryptographic protocols on which current Internet security depends. Google’s quantum supremacy breakthrough notwithstanding, this is still most likely many years off. However, sensitive data intercepted and stored today, or long lifecycle ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowOctober 4, 2019
  • Brexit and the Quantum Landscape
    The arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street makes a hard Brexit ending more likely. To understand the impact this will have on the science and innovation landscape and quantum technology in particular, we have to look beyond the immediate disruptions and understand how the thinking of the political right ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowJuly 25, 2019
  • Introduction to fault tolerant quantum computation
    Right from the conception of quantum computers it was realised that controlling the build-up of errors in quantum computations is a key problem. Theoretical progress over the last 25 years has led to the development of techniques ready to meet this challenge. This introduction is for readers interested in the ... read more
    Source: Fact Based Insight – prepare for tomorrowMay 1, 2019
Latest News
  • Microsoft Quantum proves shallow quantum circuits provide an exponential advantage
    We know that Shors algorithm can factor integers on a quantum computer exponentially faster than any known classical algorithm, and that there are problems, such as the simulation of physical systems as posed by Richard Feynman in the 1980s, that quantum computers can solve that would take classical computers more ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumOctober 16, 2019
  • Bringing code completion to the QDK
    As the community of Q# developersgrows, were always looking for new ways to make you more productive. In this months Quantum Development Kit update, were bringing youanexciting new feature to enhance our developer experience, as well as two new Quantum Katas.We are happy to introduce Q# code completion, a highly ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumSeptember 30, 2019
  • Bringing code completion to the QDK
    As the community of Q# developersgrows, were always looking for new ways to make you more productive. In this months Quantum Development Kit update, were bringing youanexciting new feature to enhance our developer experience, as well as two new Quantum Katas.We are happy to introduce Q# code completion, a highly ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumSeptember 27, 2019
  • Highlighting community contributions to the Quantum Development Kit
    In July 2019, we updated the Quantum Development Kit (QDK) to be fully open-source and invited the community to help shape the developer tools that will empower users to solve some of the worlds biggest problems. Were excited to highlight some great community contributions in the last month.Our Quantum Katas ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumAugust 29, 2019
  • The First Anniversary of the Quantum Katas
    In July 2018 we announced the Quantum Katasan open-source project containing programming exercises aimed at teaching quantum computing. This July were celebrating the first anniversary of the Katas; lets look at the how the project grew and evolved during this year.A year ago, we started with just four katas that ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumJuly 23, 2019
  • Open Source Release Welcomes Developers to Contribute and Help Solve Planet-Scale Challenges
    At Microsoft, our Quantum mission is to develop and deploy the worlds most scalable, secure, quantum computing system and to support a rich ecosystem of domain experts, developers, and researchers to solve todays most challenging problems.To help achieve this mission we introduced the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit (QDK) over two ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumJuly 11, 2019
  • Enhanced chemistry library with 1QBit contribution and new numerics library
    We continue to enhance the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit with new capabilities for real-world quantum computer programming. This months Quantum Development Kit update includes a new contribution to our chemistry library from our partner 1QBit. In todays 0.7 update, we also introduce a new numerics library, Q# language features, and ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumMay 31, 2019
  • Microsoft, Brilliant team up to offer quantum curriculum
    With the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit, getting started with quantum development is easy. Now were helping to make it even easier: weve partnered with the team of educators at Brilliant.org to teach you about quantum computing in a new way. Brilliant has more than 8 million students and professionals worldwide ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumMay 23, 2019
  • Microsoft Quantum collaborates with Willis Towers Watson to transform risk-management solutions
      Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW)a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions companyhas long used complex mathematical models to deliver great results for clients and turn risk into growth. However, some problems are still so challenging that they remain intractable with even the most advanced contemporary computational solutions. Because ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumMay 22, 2019
  • Build 2019: Quantum team shows how the best quantum tools are getting even better
      The Microsoft Build 2019 developer conferenceheld in Seattle the week of May 6 was by all measures a big success. It had a heavy dose of news and events focused on the cloud, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Plus, those in attendance heard about our vision ... read more
    Source: Microsoft QuantumMay 16, 2019
Project Description

For more than a decade, we’ve been making consistent investments in our quantum dream team, comprised of some of the greatest minds in quantum physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Working with universities, industries, and governments, this team’s collaborative approach has consistently delivered the cutting-edge innovation that continues to bring scalable quantum computing closer and closer to reality.

In order to empower the quantum revolution and widely welcome customers, developers, and enthusiasts, we need a system that scales. Unlike other quantum systems built on a fragile, error-prone foundation, every component of our infrastructure is designed for scalability. Our approach uses topological qubits specifically for their higher accuracy, lower cost, and ability to perform long enough to solve complex real-world problems.

Azure integration will provide a seamless and streamlined quantum experience from development and testing to full-scale enterprise-grade deployment. As innovation continues, customers will have access to the power of quantum computing alongside advanced classical processing and storage in Azure. For example, data could be processed with advanced computing—CPU, GPU, or FPGA—or with the quantum processing unit (QPU).

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