Our vision is to develop a community-driven universal toolkit capable of orchestrating quantum chip development from concept to fabrication in a simple, scalable, and open framework.
A first-of-its-kind, open-source project for engineers and scientists to design superconducting quantum devices with ease: Qiskit Metal.
Designing quantum devices is the bedrock of the quantum ecosystem, but it is a difficult, multi-step process that connects traditionally disparate worlds.
Metal is automating and streamlining this process. Our vision is to develop a community-driven universal platform capable of orchestrating quantum chip development from concept to fabrication in a simple and open framework.
Whether you are learning, teaching, or performing scientific research, we hope Metal will get you there faster.
This may just be the beginning, but we think Qiskit Metal has immense potential. We hope to form this software into something that is usable by superconducting quantum hardware designers across industry and academia, and perhaps even for other qubit architectures. Over time, we hope this project will become the gateway for conventional microchip designers to get their feet wet designing quantum processors. And we hope that soon, quantum hardware experts will be able to write their own quantum analysis plugins and run them as their own Qiskit Metal backends.
Qiskit Metal is a visionary work in progress in its early development stages. We're working toward a vision—a quantum design and analysis platform built from the ground up specifically for quantum hardware. It is crucial that we keep this project open source in order to grow Qiskit Metal into the software that will be most useful for quantum hardware engineers around the world and for the innovation in and growth of the field as a whole. If Qiskit Metal doesn't have what you want, then you extend Metal to build it!
Learn more about the physics behind Qiskit Metal and qubit design from the Introduction to Quantum Computing and Quantum Hardware summer school lectures series by Zlatko Minev on superconducting qubits. Also, check out the open source Qiskit textbook chapters on quantum devices and their control.
Through an early-access program, we are thrilled to ask you to join this journey to revolutionize quantum devices.
The early-access program will start in November and proceed through March, 2021, during which time we will work closely to develop Metal and design quantum devices with it.