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Microsoft will be showcasing a wide range of expanded Azure Quantum ecosystem capabilities at IEEE Quantum Week 2021. Our keynote plus several workshops, tutorials, and panels will describe how Microsoft’s collaborative development approach is enabling advanced research and exploration of today’s quantum hardware and applications while building a strong foundation for a scaled quantum computing future.

In her keynote, Microsoft General Manager of Quantum Software and Systems Engineering Krysta Svore will explain how the road to scalable quantum computing needs a different approach than traditional computing. We need to close the gap between theory and development, and co-develop hardware and software. Accelerating scale-up requires early software development, rapid evolution of devices, widespread community engagement, and continued exploration of the next wave of quantum algorithms and solutions. She will share how Microsoft is opening up the stack to enable collaborative innovation across the community, increased interoperability among platforms and devices, and co-development of hybrid quantum solutions.

Please join us for the following workshops, tutorials and panels during IEEE:

Monday, Oct. 18, 2021: 10:45–16:45 Mountain Time (MDT)  

Workshop: Furthering quantum computing through Azure Quantum ecosystem development

Successful technology ecosystems that drive innovation embrace open standards, promote value exchange between participants, and develop capabilities to encourage usage. This workshop provides a comprehensive overview and technical details about the Azure Quantum ecosystem including Q# and the Quantum Development Kit; presentations from quantum hardware partners Honeywell Quantum Solutions, IonQ, and Quantum Circuits Inc.; and from software and application partners Cambridge Quantum Computing and QunaSys.

Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021: 10:45–16:45 Mountain Time (MDT)  

Tutorial: Automatic quantum resource estimation for chemistry applications at scale

Quantum computers have an exponential advantage over classical computers at estimating electronic energies, making computational chemistry one of the promising applications for future quantum computers. This tutorial illustrates various quantum algorithms that can be used to solve chemistry problems using the quantum programming language Q#, and how to perform automatic quantum resource estimation using open-source tools available in the Quantum Development Kit.

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021: 10:45–16:45 Mountain Time (MDT)  

Workshop: Progress and challenges in quantum intermediate representations

Programmers want to be able to write quantum-classical applications that target a variety of quantum backends. Classical computing has solved this challenge through the common intermediate representation, such as LLVM. This workshop includes presentations from leaders in quantum compilation and software discussing current challenges, state-of-the-art approaches, and novel designs for quantum intermediate representation (QIR) development, expression, deployment, and utility.

In addition, Microsoft will be participating in several other workshops including:

  • Open quantum hardware: Accelerating the control and use of quantum computing systems
  • Quantum software engineering and technology
  • Developing effective methodologies to teach quantum information science to early-stage learners.

We will also provide our expertise on panels on these topics:

  • Quantum error correction: How to train the dragon
  • The future of quantum control stacks
  • Opportunities for cryoelectronics to drive scaling of future quantum systems.

Learn more

We look forward to engaging with you at IEEE Quantum Week, to answer your questions and invite you to expand your quantum research and development through Azure Quantum. Whether you are attending IEEE or not, you can learn more about how to get started with Azure Quantum through our learning resources.