28th May 2023 – (Beijing) China has launched a new generation of quantum computing cloud platform at the 2023 Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing. Developed jointly by the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences, Institute of Physics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Tsinghua University, the platform allows researchers to perform complex computational tasks in the cloud and enables the public to experience quantum computing at the speed of microseconds.
The platform can pool the quantum computing power of three superconducting quantum chips featuring 136, 18, and 10 qubits, respectively, at a physical space distance of 50 km. It has been open for testing since last November and has attracted more than 2,000 domestic and foreign users to run quantum computing tasks more than 500,000 times, according to the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences.
The platform is also compatible with open quantum assembly language and provides a graphic interface for convenient programming. Research teams have been using it to remotely employ quantum chips to serve their own scientific research and build application software, contributing to the ecological construction of quantum computing.
Fan Heng, a researcher with the Institute of Physics, emphasises the importance of building the ecology of quantum computing on the cloud platform, which should be developed as soon as possible. This new platform offers a stable and efficient solution to the computational needs of researchers and the public, paving the way for further advancements in quantum computing.