Alibaba Cloud and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have come up with the superconducting quantum computing cloud powered by a quantum processor with 11 quantum bits (qubits) of power. With this, the company aims to provide its users with the ability to run and test custom-built quantum codes.
“By introducing quantum computing services on cloud, we make it easier for the teams to experiment with quantum applications in a real environment to better understand the property and performance of the hardware, as well as leading the way in developing quantum tools and software globally,” said Shi Yaoun, Chief Quantum Technology Scientist at Alibaba Cloud.
“The user experience offered on the cloud will, without doubt, help us further enhance our platform,” he added.
Alibaba Cloud has been working in the field of quantum computing for several years now and in July of 2015. The launch of the system comes a year after IBM revealed its own five-qubit cloud-based quantum computer that has since been expanded to 20 qubits.