MAKING QUANTUM COMPUTING
A PRACTICAL REALITY
Headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Toronto (Canada), Krakow (Poland), and Seattle (US), we are a developer and provider of full-stack photonic quantum computing systems to address applications of scientific and economic importance. Founded in 2019 as a spin-out of the University of Oxford, ORCA leverages over 30 years of scientific research and technology breakthroughs by Co-founder Professor Ian Walmsley. The company was established to deliver a completely new approach towards photonic quantum computing.
Since our founding, the company has enjoyed numerous achievements including leading a record £11.6 million Quantum Data Centre of the Future grant from the UK government and deliveries of the PT-1 quantum photonic system to customers around the world. Customers such as the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have placed their trust in us to begin their quantum journeys.
Our mission is to make quantum accessible and bring the potential benefits of quantum to reality.
Our belief is that hands-on experimentation by developers today is key to harnessing the ultimate value of quantum in the years to come. By applying our unique technologies to immediate applications such as machine learning as well as architecting error corrected systems for the long-term, we aim to unlock new fields of applications, accelerate innovation and help transform industries.
A REIMAGINED PATH TO FAULT TOLERANCE
We believe fault tolerance is crucial for achieving large-scale general-purpose quantum computing. However, exclusively focussing on that as a goal is both commercially challenging and ignores the interesting opportunities for quantum today. With ORCA’s systems, you can have both: exploring both immediate application uses as well as pursuing a roadmap for the future. This provides continuity for organisations seeking to get to fault tolerance but who also want to ensure they don’t miss anything along the way.
- Suitable for small-scale problems, a software simulator is the starting point for many organisations as they first explore the potential of quantum computing.
- ORCA’s state-of-the-art simulator is available through the ORCA SDK.
- Quantum accelerators will provide benefits to organisations in the near-term.
- The ORCA PT Series uses programmable boson sampling to work as an accelerator, or co-processor, alongside existing classical resources for machine learning and variational algorithms.
- Convergence of ORCA’s multiplexing and memory technologies in a gate-based system capable of performing standard computation using qubits.
- First realisation of ORCA’s novel fully error-corrected quantum computing architecture.
RELATED ARTICLES AND REPORTS
ORCA to provide PSNC with first Quantum Computers
Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) chose ORCA to provide two quantum systems.
Digital Catapult launches Quantum Technology Access Programme
ORCA is the quantum computing provider for QTAP, supporting 11 leading British companies including Airbus.
ORCA Computing works with NVIDIA to implement hybrid quantum/classical algorithms
ORCA discusses our partnership with NVIDIA to implement hybrid quantum/classical algorithms.
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