Quantum Benchmark supports development of Google’s world-leading quantum computers

Google’s Quantum AI Lab extends partnership

Oct. 23, 2019 (Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada)– Quantum Benchmark, the leading provider of solutions to characterize and reduce errors in quantum computing, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Google Quantum AI Lab during a milestone moment for quantum computing.  This week Google announced the achievement of quantum supremacy in an article in Nature and emphasized the critical role of reducing the error rates across its quantum computer for this achievement. This milestone heralds a new era in which quantum computers can address computational problems that are beyond the practical reach of conventional high-performance computing.

Google is renewing its licence subscription to Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software system and extending its partnership with Quantum Benchmark. Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software system helps improve the performance of current and next-generation quantum processors by diagnosing and suppressing errors.

Dr. Julian Kelly, Quantum Research Scientist at Google’s Quantum AI Lab, states: “Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software system and the Quantum Benchmark support team have provided us with novel insights into the performance of our quantum gate operations. We look forward to continuing to work with them to develop a deep understanding of our processors as we scale.”

Dr. John Martinis, Chief Scientist of Quantum Hardware and leader of Google’s Quantum AI Lab effort to achieve quantum supremacy, states: “The randomizing compiling method from Quantum Benchmark is an extremely helpful technique for suppressing residual calibration errors. I couldn’t imagine building a quantum computer without it.”

Errors are inevitable in quantum computing and reducing the error rates is the central challenge to scaling up quantum computers. When error rates can be kept sufficiently low quantum computers can offer transformational capabilities to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges, such as developing more energy efficient materials to combat climate change and designing new pharmaceutical drugs to fight incurable diseases.

Joseph Emerson, CEO and Chief Scientist of Quantum Benchmark, adds: “We are now at the dawn of a new era of quantum computing that can offer transformational capabilities. We are excited to continue working with Google at the leading edge of quantum to help extend their hardware capabilities to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. Our relationship with Google’s world-leading quantum computing effort not only highlights the essential role of our technology but our ability to support the efforts of large-scale industry players during this revolutionary stage of quantum computing development.”

Last year, Google announced it had selected Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software system as part of the first wave of software offerings to be integrated with Cirq, an open-source quantum computing framework launched by Google.

Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ solution is a suite of software products built for makers and users of quantum computers across all hardware platforms and for all applications of quantum computing. Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software suite provides scalable solutions for diagnosing and suppressing errors to optimize hardware performance and extend quantum computing capabilities to tackle more challenging real-world applications. Quantum Benchmark’s True-Q™ software will also help users begin to explore commercially valuable use-cases that lie beyond the reach of conventional computing.

Quantum Benchmark customers include established high-tech companies, start-ups, and academic labs that are leading the way towards large-scale quantum computing. As a result of its growing customer base in quantum computing, Quantum Benchmark has established a second office in Berkeley, California.

Quantum Benchmark has also recently launched True-Q™ as software-as-a-service (SaaS) to support first-wave users of cloud quantum computing. The SaaS version of the True-Q™ system includes both the Compiler and Validation software suites to empower the capabilities of quantum computing users:

About Quantum Benchmark

We deliver solutions that are essential for quantum computers to explore disruptive, real-world problems that lie beyond the reach of high-performance computing. Our team includes world-leading researchers in quantum error diagnostics and quantum error correction, methods that are absolutely essential for vendors and users of quantum computing to achieve both optimal and reliable performance using the quantum computers of today and tomorrow.

A spin-off from the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo, Quantum Benchmark Inc. was founded in 2017 and is built on decades of groundbreaking research.

For more information about Quantum Benchmark, our technology and products, please click here: www.quantumbenchmark.com

Media contact:

Joseph Emerson, PhD

CEO & Chief Scientist, Quantum Benchmark


(519) 574 3189