Dell Technologies says it has tested a hybrid emulation platform that can allow developers to run quantum applications on traditional infrastructure.
In a blog post, Dell Technologies CTO John Roese described the emulation platform, which uses Dell EMC PowerEdge R740xd and IBM’s Qiskit Runtime, an open source container service for computers.
With tech teams exploring quantum computing for upcoming operations, the CTO says simulators and emulators will be needed. Dell Technologies is betting that the quantum computer will not replace traditional computing. Access to quantum and classical computing will likely be through the cloud, he adds.
For developers, the benefit is being able to use the Dell-IBM emulation platform to test applications, algorithms, and other use cases. Details of the Dell Technologies Hybrid Emulation Platform are posted on Github.
The key points include:
- The hybrid emulation platform performs classical and quantum processing on cloud-native platforms such as Kubernetes. Previously, developers had to submit data and workloads for processing through the cloud.
- Each quantum circuit no longer needs to be run and queued separately.
- Workloads can be done on site.
- The hybrid approach can save money by offering developers options to optimize costs.