Authors: Melissa Riddle, Bob Sorensen
Publication Date: March 2021
Length: 4 pages
As HPC workloads are diversifying, processor needs are evolving and HPC users are increasingly demanding greater processor variety. The processor market is also growing overall as HPC users are incorporating more processors, and a greater range of processors, into their computer architectures. This combination is generating opportunities for companies able to provide new and better performing processor and coprocessor solutions. In response, new players are emerging, and many existing players are pivoting to provide innovative products. Meanwhile, some major HPC companies are leveraging acquisitions, mergers, and partnerships to assimilate new product offerings.
This Quick Take looks at the growing availability of commercial cloud-based quantum computing (QC), supported through either direct access to true QC systems or QC simulators based on traditional digital hardware. In addition to QC hardware, most cloud-based QC providers are also rolling out their own software development environments to help existing and new QC software developers more effectively explore QC programming. The choice of options for potential QC users is growing, and each of the QC providers offers a distinct take on QC architecture and programming.
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