Quantum startup launches True-Q software system

Monday, July 16, 2018

Quantum Benchmark, a spin-off company from research performed at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), announced today the commercial launch of its True-QTM software system. 

The new suite of software products, built for makers and users of quantum computers, provides error characterization, error suppression, error correction and performance validation.

“A critical aspect of building robust quantum computers is a software layer that characterize errors and suppresses them when possible through the appropriate implementation of optimal error-correction strategies that can deliver reliable qubits to the end-user,” said Raymond Laflamme, Order of Canada recipient and Founding Director of IQC at the University of Waterloo. 

Quantum Benchmark has been recently recognized as a “top startup” by IBM and also closed a $1 million seed round with Vanedge Capital.

CTO and co-founder Joel Wallman joined IQC as a Research Assistant Professor in December. Quantum Benchmark’s scientific team researchers include IQC PhD students Kristine Boone and Arnaud Carignan-Dugas, along with Master’s student Jaron Huq.

“I have applied many of their methods in my own lab,” said Laflamme. “I look forward to seeing Quantum Benchmark play a valuable and unique role in global efforts to build reliable quantum computers that can help solve some of the world’s most important and pressing problems.’’