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Defining logical qubits: Criteria for Resilient Quantum Computation

As an industry, we are all collectively committed to bringing scaled quantum computing to fruition. Understanding what it will take to reach this goal is crucial not just for measuring industry progress, but also for developing a robust strategy to build a quantum machine and a quantum-ready community. That’s why in June 2023, we offered how...

Calculating resource estimates for cryptanalysis

We’re excited to release the Resource Estimation and Cryptography interactive experience in Azure Quantum. This experience offers a deep dive into the potential implications of fault-tolerant quantum computing on common cryptographic systems. Thanks to the power of the Azure Quantum Resource Estimator, we can provide estimates of the number ...

Introducing the Azure Quantum Development Kit Preview

100x faster, 100x smaller, and it runs in the browser! The Azure Quantum team is excited to announce the initial preview of the new Azure Quantum Development Kit (or QDK for short). This has been entirely rebuilt using a new codebase on a new technology stack, and this blog post outlines the why, the how, and some of the benefits of doing so...

Modeling quantum architecture with Azure Quantum Resource Estimator

  Introduction There are numerous architectural decisions to consider when building quantum computers, which have the potential to address real-world computational challenges like quantum chemistry and quantum cryptography. Researchers worldwide are engaged in developing various aspects of quantum computer architecture. Microsoft ...

Blueprint to organize a quantum computing workshop

For many people, learning a new skill is easiest when it's a shared experience. Quantum computing workshops offer an interactive, structured and co-operative forum to jump start your quantum learning. But how do organize such an event? The Azure Quantum team frequently receives questions on how to organize quantum computing workshops, so ...