China unveils cutting-edge quantum computing cloud platform

China launched an advanced quantum computing cloud platform, empowering researchers with the ability to handle complex computations while giving the public access to quantum computing capabilities.

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China has introduced a state-of-the-art quantum computing cloud platform that enables researchers to undertake complex computational tasks while allowing the public to experience the capabilities of quantum computing. The platform utilises three superconducting quantum chips with different qubit configurations. It has been available for testing since November and has attracted more than 2,000 users from both domestic and international backgrounds. Numerous research teams have already leveraged this platform to remotely access quantum chips for their scientific research and software development projects.

Developed collaboratively by the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, the Institute of Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Tsinghua University, the platform was unveiled at the 2023 Zhongguancun Forum held in Beijing. Fan Heng, a researcher at the Institute of Physics, stressed the significance of constructing the quantum computing ecosystem on a cloud platform, underscoring the need for the swift development of such platforms.