UAE joins quantum computing challenge

The first simulation version of the open-source quantum computing framework Qibo was developed in cooperation with researchers from around the world 

Prof. José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher at the Quantum Research Centre of the Technology Innovation Institute of the UAE. Photo: AETOSWire 

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII) in Abu Dhabi announced that its Quantum Research Centre has developed the first simulation version of Qibo, an open-source quantum computing framework, in cooperation with researchers from around the world. 

Qibo is designed to support quantum algorithms in various computer systems, including support of hardware accelerators such as graphic processors and multiple quantum devices. The TII said that this versatility makes Qibo easy to use for quantum computing, and it accelerates the research and the application.     

"The fact that Qibo is open-source will be a significant advantage to the world of programming and marks a major contribution to the research community and the advancement of scientific inquiry, said Faisal Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council of the UAE, to which the TII belongs. "Initial benchmark studies that show Qibo outperforming other computing languages is a clear indication of the quality of research currently being undertaken at Quantum Research Centre at Technology Innovation Institute."

Prof. José Ignacio Latorre, Chief Researcher at the Quantum Research Centre, said "We are committed to innovation that transcends boundaries. The quantum advantage in computing will offer notable benefits to broader society, ranging from life-sciences, artificial intelligence, and finance."

The Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi is a global center of research and development that focuses on useful research and technological capabilities of the new era, operating dedicated research centers in the fields of quantum computing, autonomous robotics, cryptography, advanced materials, digital security, directed energy and secure systems. The institute works with universities, research institutes and industry partners from around the world.   

The Qibo code can be accessed here