Xanadu, a leading quantum computing company, has announced a partnership with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI) to develop South Korea’s first quantum-classical hybrid computing infrastructure. The collaboration aims to provide the regional scientific community with advanced research capabilities in the field of quantum computing.
The partnership will leverage Xanadu’s open-source software library, PennyLane, and its high-performance quantum simulator, Lightning, to create a quantum-classical hybrid circuit software development kit (SDK). This SDK will serve as the backend infrastructure for KISTI’s cloud service, connecting various classical and quantum hardware platforms. By utilizing PennyLane as a foundational tool, South Korean researchers will gain seamless access to hybrid computing resources and be able to conduct state-of-the-art research in quantum computing.
KISTI, a renowned national research institute in South Korea, has been actively involved in quantum projects for over a decade. The institute’s expertise includes research in computational designs of quantum logic devices and the expansion of quantum circuit simulations with parallel computing in large classical computing environments. By combining Xanadu’s and KISTI’s capabilities, the partnership seeks to harness the power of both classical and quantum computing technologies.
Christian Weedbrook, the Founder and CEO of Xanadu, expressed excitement about the partnership, stating that PennyLane’s compatibility with major quantum hardware makes it an excellent framework for development. Dr. Kim Jaesoo, President of KISTI, shared that the collaboration aligns with their mission to build a better future through science and technology infrastructure and data.
Xanadu is a Canadian quantum computing company focused on building quantum computers that are accessible and useful to people worldwide. They are also the creators of PennyLane, an open-source software library for quantum computing. KISTI, on the other hand, is a Korean national research institute at the forefront of high-performance computing research and development in South Korea.
This partnership between Xanadu and KISTI will undoubtedly accelerate the advancement of quantum research in South Korea, opening up new possibilities for scientific discovery and technological innovation.
– Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI)