Fully open source Cambridge Quantum TKET quantum software development kit

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Cambridge Quantum has said that its quantum software development kit, known as TKET, is fully open source. The SDK is designed to be hardware independent.

The company, which is merging with Honeywell Quantum, said its plan was to completely Open source TKET by the end of 2021. Ilyas Khan, CEO of Cambridge Quantum, said TKET’s developer community has grown since announcing it will be fully open source.

Software platforms for quantum computing have become flagship products. IBM has built an ecosystem around Qiskit, and Cirq is another popular platform.

With TKET fully open source under an Apache 2.0 license, Cambridge Quantum said there would be more code transparency, better issue reporting and more integrations.

Cambridge Quantum said TKET integrates with Qiskit, Cirq, Q # and other frameworks through plugins.

In July, Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum caused a stir in quantum computing with plans to merge and form an independent company that combines Honeywell’s trapped Ion hardware with Cambridge Quantum’s software platforms .

The company that has not yet been named will get up to Honeywell’s $ 300 million investment and be able to court outside investors. When the deal goes through, there will be a few quantum companies for investors as IonQ will soon go public via a special purpose acquisition company (SAVS) operation.


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