Forest 1.0 for a taste of quantum computing
On June 20, Silicon Valley startup Rigetti Quantum Computing Inc. opened its own wafer fab, dubbed Fab-1, for quantum computing circuits. Fab-1 is located in Fremont CA. Ahead of any real products for quantum computing, Rigetti announced the availability of Forest 1.0, “an application programming interface to an execution environment for quantum/classical computing.” In plain words: an API for quantum computing in the cloud. Forest can be used to simulate how algorithms will work on up to 30 qubits through a virtual machine running in the cloud.