Communications of the ACM: Quantum Clouds Leap Ahead

Author: 
R. Colin Johnson

"D-Wave Systems Inc. has introduced its cloud-based Leap Quantum Application Environment. Developers can run code there on a live, real-time quantum computer.

The environment is more than just your standard software development kit (SDK) for creating applications, but instead offers a tiered set of learning tools, demonstrations, open-source examples, an Ocean code library with standardized Python and C++ application programmer interfaces (APIs), and Jupyter Notebooks that explain the code and allow interactive changes in parameters that instantly show how those changes affect results." Read the article at Communications of the ACM.