DOE/ASCR is investing over 5 years in Sandia to build and host the Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed (QSCOUT): a quantum testbed based on trapped ions that is available to the research community (led by Susan Clark, 5225). As an open platform, it will not only provide full specifications and control for the realization of all high level quantum and classical processes, it will also enable researchers to investigate, alter, and optimize the internals of the testbed and test more advanced implementations of quantum operations. To maximize the usability and impact of QSCOUT, Sandia researchers in 1400 (Andrew Landahl, 1425) have led the development of the Jaqal quantum assembly language, which has been publicly released in conjunction with a QSCOUT emulator. QSCOUT is currently hosting external user teams from UNM, ORNL, IBM, the University of Indiana, and the University of California at Berkeley for scientific discovery in quantum computing.
For more information visit https://www.sandia.gov/quantum/Projects/QSCOUT.html
May 1, 2021