QC Design announces launch of quantum fault-tolerance design automation tool, Plaquette+, and first sale to QuiX Quantum.
QC Design, a quantum computing company providing fault-tolerance software and architectures, has announced the launch of Plaquette+, a fault-tolerance design automation software providing cutting-edge fault-tolerance methods and hardware-tailored error models.
“Designing fault-tolerant quantum computers despite noisy real-world hardware is challenging because it requires powerful simulation tools that are currently only available to teams from big-tech behemoths or massively-funded startups”, says Ish Dhand, CEO and co-founder of QC Design. “Plaquette+ is the first industry-grade fault-tolerance design automation tool available broadly to all quantum computer manufacturers.”
According to Prof. Martin Plenio, co-founder of QC Design, “Plaquette+ enables the design of fault-tolerant quantum computers across all matter and photonic platforms. It is unique in enabling the analysis of arbitrary hardware imperfections in thousands of qubits, a crucial requirement for designing fault-tolerant quantum computers.” By providing access to novel computing paradigms and any error model physically possible, Plaquette+ goes well beyond QC Design’s open-source software offering Plaquette, which provides reliable design simulations for community use.
Plaquette+ is focused on enabling hardware manufacturers to seamlessly design logical-qubit demonstrations and fault-tolerance architectures. “The Plaquette+ photonics offering helps us design fault-tolerant architectures that are tailored for our hardware platform. And it does so at an order of magnitude lower cost as compared to building and maintaining the software in-house.” says Pim Venderbosch, head of software at QuiX Quantum, Europe’s market leader in photonic quantum computing.