The PennyLane-AQT plugin provides the ability to use Alpine Quantum Technologies’ ion-trap quantum computing backends with PennyLane.
PennyLane provides open-source tools for quantum machine learning, quantum computing, quantum chemistry, and hybrid quantum-classical computing.
Alpine Quantum Technologies is a ion-trap quantum computing company offering access to quantum computing devices over the cloud.
Once the PennyLane-AQT plugin is installed, the two provided AQT devices can be accessed straight away in PennyLane, without the need to import any additional packages.
PennyLane-AQT provides two AQT devices for PennyLane:
Remote backend access¶
The user will need access credentials for the AQT platform in order to
use these remote devices. These credentials should be provided to PennyLane via a
configuration file or environment variable.
Specifically, the variable
AQT_TOKEN must contain a valid access key for AQT’s online platform.