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Q-CTRL Software to power Bleximo Quantum Accelerators for Business Computing

Today quantum startup Q-CTRL announced a global partnership to power superconducting ‘quantum accelerators’ from Bleximo, a full-stack quantum computing startup based in Berkeley, Calif. With the agreement, Q-CTRL will deliver software tools to the Bleximo team and serve as the preferred provider of ‘quantum firmware’ for quantum computing systems that Bleximo brings to market.

Q-CTRL provides infrastructure software that fills an invaluable niche in the development of practical quantum computing technology,” said Alexei Marchenkov, founder and CEO of Bleximo. “Our combined solutions will help speed the development and usefulness of quantum computing for a variety of industrial applications.”

Bleximo’s quantum accelerators utilize superconducting qubits and tailored quantum processors architecture and control hardware to meet the needs of a particular high-value problem. They are being developed to aid conventional high-performance computing systems in solving complex computational challenges across a variety of industries, including finance, pharmaceuticals, logistics and more.

By focusing on application-specific rather than general-purpose quantum computing systems, Bleximo’s goal is to deliver enhanced performance with a shorter time to market.

Q-CTRL’s quantum firmware provides a set of special low-level commands which make the quantum hardware more resilient against errors. The most advanced machines being developed today can only run operations for very short periods before errors creep in and programs fail, compromising the computational potential of quantum computers. Error is often noted as the Achilles heel of quantum computing hardware.

We are excited to support Bleximo’s vision to deliver its technology for the most impactful and demanding applications in quantum computing,” said Michael J. Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL. “With our proprietary algorithms and automation tools, our software will ensure we are able to tailor quantum firmware performance to the needs of Bleximo’s hardware and help deliver real customer value sooner.”

Q-CTRL’s solutions are demonstrated to reduce error rates and improve device stability by orders of magnitude, accelerating the pathway to the first commercially relevant quantum computers. Q-CTRL already works with academic teams and industry-leading organizations such as the IBM Q network to achieve this goal.

In this video, Alexei Marchenkov discusses why he made the bold decision to found Bleximo.

Q-CTRL recently completed a US$15 million Series A round led by Australia’s largest venture capital fund, Square Peg Capital and Silicon Valley’s Sierra Ventures.

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