CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2021 — Today, SUPER.TECH LABS INC. announced SuperstaQ, a hardware-agnostic software platform that connects applications to quantum computers from IBM Quantum, IonQ, and Rigetti. SuperstaQ delivers performance gains via optimizations that span the entire system stack, down to the analog pulses that control techniques that operate on quantum hardware. These software optimizations boost the performance of underlying quantum computers and aim to accelerate the commercial viability of quantum computing.
“SuperstaQ will play a unique role in bridging the gap from quantum hardware to practical applications,” said Pranav Gokhale, Co-founder and CEO of Super.tech. “By setting new records for quantum performance, SuperstaQ showcases the vital role that software will play in the path toward commercially-relevant quantum speedups.”
The first adopters of SuperstaQ’s beta launch include engineers and researchers from EPiQC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT at Berkeley Lab), and Morningstar. SuperstaQ’s beta launch comes shortly after Super.tech was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation and was accepted into the inaugural cohort of Duality, the nation’s first startup accelerator dedicated to quantum technology.
“The Advanced Quantum Testbed’s user program is an open hub for cutting-edge R&D, and our joint work with Super.tech has led to significant improvements in quantum algorithm performance on noisy hardware via an optimized compilation of quantum circuits,” said Irfan Siddiqi, Berkeley Lab’s AQT Director.
“Improving performance will be a key metric on the road to Quantum Advantage and we look forward to continue collaborating with Super.tech to push Quantum performance boundaries,” said Aparna Prabhakar, Vice President, Partner Ecosystem, IBM Quantum.
SuperstaQ is integrated with the IBM Qiskit ecosystem through the open source qiskit-superstaq repository. Users can also interact with SuperstaQ through Cirq via cirq-superstaq, or through the OpenAPI at superstaq.super.tech/api.
SuperstaQ provides a library of sophisticated speedups and optimizations, including a technique that recently achieved the top-ranking submission in an IBM Quantum Open Science Prize. Combined with anticipated increases in qubit counts and reductions in error rates, Super.tech’s quantum software will enable businesses across industries like energy, finance, and logistics to discover solutions to high-value computational problems. For more information about SuperstaQ, visit www.super.tech/about-superstaq/.
Super.tech is a Chicago-based quantum software startup that accelerates commercially-valuable applications of quantum computing. Super.tech’s interdisciplinary knowledge, incubated in America’s top universities for quantum computing, is fueling this acceleration. The company was spun out of pioneering quantum computing research from EPiQC, an NSF Expedition in Computing at the University of Chicago. Super.tech is incubated by Argonne National Laboratory’s Chain Reaction Innovations accelerator.