Rigetti Computing’s UK subsidiary has secured a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) grant from Innovate UK, in collaboration with the National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC), to develop and deliver a 24-qubit quantum computing system. This system, based on Rigetti’s fourth-generation Ankaa™-class architecture, will be deployed at NQCC’s Harwell Campus. The proposed technology promises faster gate times, higher fidelity, and greater connectivity compared to previous quantum processing units (QPUs). Rigetti’s software development tools, including pyQuil®, Quilc™, and Quil-T™, will be integrated with the system, alongside Riverlane’s Quantum Error Correction Stack. Once operational, the quantum computer will be accessible to NQCC researchers for testing, benchmarking, and exploratory applications development. This collaboration aims to accelerate the development of the UK’s quantum computing capabilities and infrastructure. For additional information, access the original press release provided here.

March 1, 2024