Tag: pennylane

Introducing Catalyst: quantum just-in-time compilation

Category: announcements | Author: Josh Izaac
Catalyst, our next-generation compilation engine, brings just-in-time compilation to quantum programming. Automatically compile hybrid programs for execution on CPUs, GPUs, and QPUs, and unlock new ways of programming quantum computers.

PennyLane v0.29 released

Category: release | Authors: Isaac De Vlugt, Thomas Bromley
PennyLane v0.29 is out, with features including pulse programming, trainable special unitary operations, new hardware-compatible gradient methods, and more.

QHack 2023 Coding Challenges Metastory

Category: announcements | Author: David Wakeham
Quantum coding challenges are back for QHack 2023, and they’re more exciting than ever. This year, you can help two intrepid heroes save the day in a galaxy-wide romp featuring lazy coworkers, photocopiers, timbits, and evil spin chains. Read on to learn more!

Welcome to QHack 2023!

Category: announcements | Author: Lara Watson
QHack 2023 is a free event running from February 13th–28th, and featuring top-notch scientific talks, an array of coding challenges and an open hackathon.

PennyLane v0.28 released

Category: release | Author: Isaac De Vlugt
PennyLane v0.28 is out, with features including custom measurements, ZX-calculus diagrams, PubChem database access, and more.

PennyLane Code Camp wrap-up and highlights

Category: announcements | Author: PennyLane Team
In celebration of PennyLane’s fourth birthday, more than 800 coders from over 70 different countries joined us for the first-ever PennyLane Code Camp — a three-week virtual trip to the great outdoors — to tackle increasingly difficult quantum coding challenges and compete for prizes.

PennyLane v0.27 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.27 is out, with features including downloadable quantum datasets, adaptive optimization, automatic interfacing, and more.

PennyLane Code Camp — A camp for coding pioneers

Category: announcements | Author: PennyLane Team
The PennyLane Code Camp, our virtual trip to the great outdoors has started! For the next three weeks, quantum coders will test their skills against increasingly difficult coding challenges to learn, earn badges and compete for prizes.

How to create your own device in PennyLane

Category: how-to | Author: Maurice Weber (Xanadu resident)
In this how-to we show how to use PennyLane to create your own custom devices with a simple one-qubit example.

PennyLane v0.26 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.26 is out, with features including classical shadows, qutrits, the QNSPSA optimizer, and more.

How to use the Hartree-Fock method in PennyLane

Category: how-to | Author: Matija Medvidović (Xanadu resident)
Hartree-Fock is a standard classical state-preparation step for running quantum chemistry workflows. This post goes through how to make the process painless with PennyLane!

PennyLane v0.25 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.25 is out, with features including a resource estimation module, new measurements, differentiable error mitigation, upgrades to operator arithmetic, and more.

Lightning-fast simulations with PennyLane and the NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK

Category: technical | Author: Lee J. O'Riordan
Learn how PennyLane’s lightning.gpu device uses the NVIDIA cuQuantum SDK to speed up the simulation of quantum circuits.

How to do measurements in PennyLane

Category: how-to | Author: Joana Fraxanet (Xanadu Resident)
When using PennyLane to design quantum circuits we need to consider both the sequence of gates that we want to apply and also the kind of output that we want to obtain. At the end of the day, we will get back a quantity through a specific measurement. In this how-to, we go through the different type of measurements offered by PennyLane and we discuss when to use them.

PennyLane v0.24 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.24 is out, with features including a brand new quantum information module, parameter broadcasting, improvements to the JAX JIT interface, and more.

Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs now supports PennyLane Lightning

Category: plugins | Author: PennyLane Team
We are excited to announce that our high-performance simulators lightning.qubit and lightning.gpu are now supported on Amazon Braket Hybrid Jobs! 🎉 With Amazon Braket Hybrid jobs, you can run hybrid algorithms using PennyLane without needing to manage the underlying infrastructure. Whether you’re using a notebook instance, a local …

PennyLane v0.23 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.23 is out, with features including automatic circuit cutting, a unification of our quantum chemistry packages, new templates and compilation transforms, and more.

QHack 2022 - the one-of-a-kind celebration of quantum computing

Category: qhack | Author: Lara Watson
Every year, QHack brings together people from all over the world to celebrate quantum computing. QHack 2022 was bigger, better, and groovier than ever; featuring world-class live stream talks, coding challenges, an open-hackathon, a design competition, a meme contest, and life-changing prizes. Read on for: QHack 2022 at a glance …

PennyLane v0.22 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.22 is out, with features including executing large circuits with fewer qubits, differentiable mid-circuit measurements, a new high-performance GPU simulator, tools for quantum debugging, and more.

PennyLane v0.21 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.21 is out, with methods to reduce qubit counts, experimental Qiskit Runtime support, improved quantum aware optimizers, better JAX support, and more.

PennyLane v0.20 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.20 is out, with a new graphical circuit drawer, more quantum-aware optimizers, faster performance, smarter circuit decompositions, general hardware gradient support, and more.

PennyLane v0.19 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.19 is out, with an included differentiable Hartree-Fock solver, error mitigation using Mitiq, powerful new transforms, improved support for batch execution, and much more.

How to start learning quantum machine learning

Category: how-to | Author: Catalina Albornoz (PennyLane Team)
If machine learning is interesting, quantum machine learning (QML) is twice as interesting. It’s incredible that you can combine these two fields into one, and it is an area that has seen huge interest and growth in the past few years. In this blog post we will highlight some …

PennyLane v0.18 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
PennyLane v0.18 is out, with an included high-performance simulator, backpropagation with PyTorch, improved quantum-aware optimizers, the ability to define custom quantum gradients, and much more.

PennyLane Code Together Wrap Up

Category: code together | Author: PennyLane Team
Wrapping up PennyLane: Code Together 🙌🙌 What a tight race it was! The contributors to Code Together were so excited about solving the issues that they raced head-to-head to the finish line to be the first to get their pull request merged. Some even managed to solve several issues. Something else …

How to write quantum function transforms in PennyLane

Category: how-to | Author: Olivia Di Matteo (PennyLane Team)
Quantum transforms are an exciting new feature of PennyLane. Learn how transforms can help you construct and manipulate quantum functions with ease!

PennyLane v0.17 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
We’re excited to announce PennyLane v0.17. It’s more powerful than ever with support for circuit compilation routines, gradient transforms, Docker containerization, along with many new and improved templates, optimizers, and quality-of-life updates.

PennyLane Community Calls

Category: community calls | Author: PennyLane Team
Want to get involved with quantum open-source software, but don’t know how to begin? Good news: the PennyLane team will now be offering a regular series of community calls to help you on your journey. Each week, join the PennyLane dev team, along with our growing network of contributors …

PennyLane Code Together

Category: code together | Author: PennyLane Team
Announcing PennyLane: Code Together 🙌🙌 This is your chance to join the quantum software community, supercharge your coding skills, interact with the PennyLane team, and—most importantly—win some awesome swag! Join us on GitHub August 16th-27th. Participation is simple: be the first to solve an open issue with the label …

PennyLane v0.16 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
We’re excited to announce PennyLane v0.16. This release comes with many new modules, features, and improvements. Some highlights are the new Fourier and kernels modules, resource estimation, new transforms, and new operations.

Using PennyLane and Strawberry Fields to run programs on Xanadu hardware

Category: how-to | Author: Jack Ceroni (Xanadu Resident)
One of the advantages of PennyLane is that it can be run on many different simulators and real quantum devices from a variety of external providers through our Plugins, as well as Xanadu’s own devices! In this how-to, we will show you how to create a simple program in …

How to construct and load Hamiltonians in PennyLane

Category: how-to | Author: Roeland Wiersema (Xanadu Resident)
Constructing different types of Hamiltonians is easy in Pennylane. In this how-to, we will show you how to easily create Hamiltonians for problems in combinatorial optimization, quantum many-body physics and quantum chemistry.

Contributing to Pennylane with Jack Ceroni

Category: videos | Author: PennyLane Team
Interested in hearing more about what it’s like to develop PennyLane? On the latest Quantum Computing Now podcast, Ethan Hansen sits down with PennyLane developer Jack Ceroni to hear about his experiences getting started with quantum, how he got into quantum software development, and answer the question “what in …

IonQ’s trapped ion hardware now available via PennyLane

Category: plugins | Author: PennyLane Team
We are excited to announce that PennyLane now natively supports quantum computing devices provided by IonQ! 🎉🍾 IonQ is the leading provider of quantum computers based on trapped ions. With long coherence times and all-to-all connectivity, trapped ions make a great hardware substrate for testing complex quantum computing algorithms, like those …

PennyLane v0.15 released

Category: release | Author: PennyLane team
We’re excited to announce PennyLane v0.15, which comes with many new and exciting features. These include a new hardware device integration, more flexible shot control, brand new operations, and new methods for working with more powerful quantum circuits.

QHack—the quantum machine learning hackathon

Category: qhack | Author: Josh Izaac
Part hackathon, part fan expo, part scientific conference, QHack offered a new kind of experience in the quantum space. Like all the best events, it had a teaser trailer, a vintage poster, its own theme music (imagine Daft Punk remixed the Knight Rider intro music), and a top-notch swag game …