By default, quantum computers are hybrid machines that combine the exotic properties of the quantum world with a classic computer that essentially manages them. Much of the industry focus has been on the actual quantum processors, but as these machines become more powerful, the classic part – and the process of converting these digital commands to the analog world of quantum computing – is becoming a bottleneck. This is what quantum machines An Israeli startup that is now hiding is starting.
The company's Quantum Orchestration Platform is a complete hardware and software solution for controlling quantum systems. The company has developed its own custom pulse processor that can handle multi-qubit manipulation and is independent of the quantum processor with which it interacts (provided it is supported, of course).
“The classic layers of the quantum computer are the real unmet need. You are the bottleneck, ”said Itamar Sivan, co-founder of Quantum Machines. “We really looked at what the industry is holding back. What are the things we can do today to move this industry forward, but that will continue to make faster progress in the future. With the biggest focus in recent years on quantum processors, it was only natural that you know that we are up to the challenge. "
The problem is that the execution of complex algorithms on quantum processors also requires extremely powerful classic computers. But with Moore's Law in the end, special hardware is needed to do this effectively. The hardware from Quantum Machines also offers very fast calibration, which in turn delivers better and more precise results with the quantum processors it controls. Of course, what the company doesn't share is how exactly it solves this problem. After all, this is the secret sauce that the team developed.
Sivan co-founded the company with Yonatan Cohen and Nissim Ofek. All three have a doctorate from top universities with a lot of experience in dealing with quantum computer problems. "Based on our experience, we have an unfair advantage," quipped Sivan.