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With the Launch of Open-Source ‘Qibo,’ the Technology Innovation Institute joins the Quantum Computing Challenge

In cooperation with researchers from around the world, the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), revealed today that its Quantum Research Centre (QRC) has produced the first simulation version of ‘Qibo,’ a robust open-source quantum computing programming platform.

Since the first ATRC board meeting in August 2020, there have been a series of quick announcements at TII.

TII aspires to foster creativity in order to make the planet a safer place. The development of an open-source computing environment would support the global science community significantly.

Qibo is designed to run quantum algorithms on a variety of computer systems, including hardware accelerators including graphics processing units (GPUs) and several quantum computers. Qibo’s simplicity makes quantum programming simple and accelerates testing and implementations. Qibo, which is written in Python and C/C++, is the entry point for a full-stack programming interface that can run quantum algorithms on a variety of quantum computers and simulators.

Qibo is a collaboration between the Quantum Research Center, Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech, a quantum computing corporation headquartered in Barcelona, and researchers from around the world. Prof José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher at TII, leads the Quantum Research Centre unit. Qibo’s first update was released in September 2020, with the final version expected to be released within the next two years.

“The fact that Qibo is open-source would be a significant boost to the field of programming and represents a huge contribution to the science community and the progress of the scientific inquiry,” said His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary-General of the Advanced Technology Development Council (ATRC). Initial benchmark tests that prove Qibo outperforms other programming languages are a direct example of the high level of research being conducted at the Technology Innovation Institute’s Quantum Research Centre.”

“We are committed to innovation that transcends boundaries,” said Prof José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher at Quantum Research Centre. The quantum advantage of computation would favor humanity in a variety of ways, including life sciences, artificial intelligence, and finance.”

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