Some of our fellow Canadians at D-Wave approached us with an idea: what if they took the quantum computers they had spent decades creating and used by NASA, Google, and others and made computing time on these machines accessible online to almost anyone? We were in.
The D-Wave team had created an API and resources enabling developers to program on their quantum computers without needing a background in quantum physics. They were ready to release this open source framework but they needed a product that both explained how to program for quantum computers and enabled access to their new framework, Ocean.
What better way to show how complicated relationships can be than to use the story of Romeo + Juliet. We used this to illustrate how multiple relationships can come together at once in quantum. Our design team created simple animations to explain complex relationships.
With Shakespeare setting up the hypothetical relationship of data in quantum, we moved to more practical terms using design & animation to show how data works differently moving from classic computers to quantum.
So how does one access a quantum computer online? By buying minutes.
While our design team crafted a dashboard for session stats, our engineering team was tasked with connecting the main app to D-Wave's computers so users could purchase time on a quantum computer
Developers, researchers, governments, and businesses can now access the D-Wave quantum system without breaking the bank. We couldn’t be prouder of helping to start to democratize this technology.
We see millions of developers using [Leap] to share ideas, learn from each other and contribute open-source code. It’s that kind of collaborative developer community that we think will lead us to the first quantum killer app.