PLATFORMS

Xanadu, IBM, and AWS are key hardware sponsors for this years' QHack.
If you want to get onboarded to their platforms, check out their videos below.

Pennylane

The QHack Coding Challenges are based on Xanadu’s open-source software library, PennyLane. Check out this tutorial video from last year's QHack to get up to speed on how to use PennyLane.

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IBM

IBM Quantum hardware and simulators will be available to use in the QHack Open Hackathon. IBM Quantum allows you to test your quantum circuits on a real quantum computer (or simulator) of your choice. A Users Guide to Installing Qiskit and running your first job can be found in this video here.

A documentation directory to IBM Quantum tools in the Cloud and Qiskit can be found here.

Amazon Braket

Amazon Braket hardware and simulators will be available to use in the QHack Open Hackathon. Amazon Braket allows you to test your quantum circuits in high-performance simulators and executes them on a real quantum computer of your choice.

  1. How do I create and activate a new Amazon Web Services account?

    Jamie shows you how to create and activate an Amazon Web Services Account.

  2. Enabling Amazon Braket

    Juan shows you how to enable Amazon Braket using IAM permissions from the AWS console.

  3. Creating a Managed Notebook on Amazon Braket

    Josiah shows you how to create a managed notebook instance from the Amazon Braket Console.

  4. Running on QPUs with Amazon Braket

    Juan shows you how to run tasks on real quantum computers, AKA "Quantum Processing Units" (QPUs) through the Amazon Braket Console. He also shows how to monitor their progress on the console and plot your results when the tasks are complete.

  5. Installing the Amazon Braket SDK Locally

    Alistair shows you how to install the Amazon Braket Software Development Kit (SDK) in your local environment.

  6. Enabling Amazon Braket in Your Local Environment

    Cody shows you how to install the AWS Command Line Interface, which allows you to access Amazon Braket's managed quantum simulators and Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) from your local environment.