PASQAL Cloud Services is now in private beta hosted on OVHcloud, the leading European cloud provider. Their initial two customers include CA CIB, the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group and CINECA, an Italian inter-university consortium, which operates one of the world’s most important supercomputing centers. This will be the fully programmable neutral atom processor available to external users that we are aware of, but others are sure to follow later this year. Based upon previous reports, the PASQAL machine will have at least 100 qubits and will have programming support from Pulser, an open-source framework for providing pulse-level control over neutral atom based QPUs. The company also indicated that they will be making the processor more widely available to the public in Q4 2022 and previously announced that they will partner with Microsoft to provide access to the machine via Microsoft’s Azure Quantum service later this year. You can access Pasqal’s press release announcing the start of their private beta program here.
May 6, 2022