Microsoft proposes a bridge between classical and quantum computing

Using supercomputing and new tools for understanding quantum algorithms in advance of scaled hardware gives a view of what may be possible in a future with scaled quantum computing.

Microsoft proposes Quantum Intermediate Representation (QIR) to bridge different languages and different target quantum computation platforms.

Several Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are using this Microsoft technology in their research at the new National Quantum Initiative (NQI) quantum research centers.

As quantum computing capabilities mature, most large-scale quantum applications will take full advantage of both classical and quantum computing resources working together. QIR provides a bridge between these two worlds by providing full capabilities for describing rich classical computation fully integrated with quantum computation. (Microsoft)

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