​Rigetti Announces New Partnerships, Provides Business Updates at Inaugural Investor Day

“As a pioneer in the quantum space, Rigetti is focused on delivering performance at scale with the goal of becoming the industry standard,” said Chad Rigetti, the company’s founder and CEO. “We are making strategic investments in quantum hardware, software and partnerships that we believe will enable us to move toward Quantum Advantage.”

“We are also pleased to announce several important partnerships,” continued Rigetti. “This includes a partnership with Bluefors to develop new modular dilution refrigerators to support our planned 336Q, 1,000+ qubit and 4,000+ qubit quantum processing units. Earlier this week we announced the public preview of our current 80Q Aspen-M-2 and 40Q Aspen-11 systems on Microsoft’s Azure Quantum. Rigetti quantum computers are now available on the two largest public cloud platforms in the world.”

Keysight True-Q Error Mitigation Tools on Rigetti Quantum Cloud Services (QCS™)
Rigetti anticipates the upcoming release of Keysight’s True-Q error mitigation software integrated with Rigetti QCS in the coming months. For Rigetti, this will be the first third-party software tool to integrate directly into the QCS platform and is designed to drive the company’s partnership strategy to accelerate quantum advantage.

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“Keysight’s True-Q software offers a wide range of features designed to help Rigetti’s user base achieve higher performance quantum computing,” said Joseph Emerson, director of advanced research, QES at Keysight Technologies. “We have worked together to streamline access for Rigetti customers to Keysight’s advanced quantum compiler technologies. I’m excited to see the results of integrating the Keysight software tools with the Rigetti platform.”

Collaborated with NVIDIA to develop a hybrid GPU-QPU workflow for climate modeling
Rigetti begins a new collaboration with NVIDIA to develop a hybrid GPU-QPU workflow for climate modeling applications. The project aims to evaluate the potential for tight quantum advantages in this research area by applying quantum machine learning techniques in a high-performance hybrid workflow. The work builds on the recent applied research on weather modeling by Rigetti.

“Meeting the challenges of a changing climate is one of society’s most important tasks, and improving our ability to model climate is essential to making data-driven decisions,” said Tim Costa, director of HPC and Quantum Product at NVIDIA . “Working with Rigetti, we will explore how combining the best of quantum and GPU-accelerated computing can help address this challenge.”

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Public preview of Rigetti Quantum processors on Microsoft Azure Quantum
Earlier this week, Rigetti announced the release of Aspen-M-2 80-qubit and Aspen-11 40-qubit in public preview on Azure Quantum. Rigetti’s Azure integration supports Quil, Rigetti’s native quantum programming language, and Quil-T for impulse-level programming. With the Azure announcement, Rigetti is now available on the world’s two largest public cloud platforms.

Performance at scale: Aiming to deliver next-gen hardware in 2023

Rigetti remains on track to meet its previously released hardware roadmap in 2023, with a focus on delivering performance at scale. The upcoming 84-qubit Ankaa™ system is scheduled for launch in 2023, followed by the 336-qubit Lyra™ system, which is expected later in 2023. Ankaa and Lyra are expected to leverage Rigetti’s fourth-generation circuit architecture, introducing higher connectivity and tunable coupling to ultimately deliver over 99% fidelity. Specifically, the Lyra system is expected to unify Rigetti’s advances in scale and performance by combining Rigetti’s existing multi-chip scaling technology with fourth-generation architecture.
Rigetti is expanding its Fab-1 facility, which is expected to be completed in late Q4 2022, with additional capabilities to perform tightly integrated cryo-microwave testing on Rigetti quantum chips.
Rigetti has partnered with Bluefors, a leader in cryogenic systems, to develop next-generation cryogenic platforms that are expected to power Rigetti’s anticipated 336-qubit, 1,000+ qubit, and 4,000+ qubit quantum processing units. These new KIDE cryogenic platforms are expected to provide the larger size, increased cooling capacity and modular design required to support Rigetti’s integrated product roadmap. Rigetti plans to deliver its first KIDE in early 2023, with further deliveries planned for late 2023 and beyond.
Editor’s note
As previously announced, Rigetti’s Investor Day will be held today from 8:30am to 11:00am PT (11:30am to 2:00pm ET). Virtual attendees can join the webcast and access the relevant presentation materials here: https://onlinexperiences.com/scripts/Server.nxp?LASCmd=AI%3A4%3BF%3AQS%2110100&ShowKey=206179&Referrer=https%3A//onlinexperiences.com /scripts/Server.nxp

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