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Quantinuum Launches InQuanto for Quantum-Chemistry Exploration

Quantinuum Launches InQuanto for Quantum-Chemistry Exploration

Quantum computing firm Quantinuum, has just announced the launch of InQuanto, its quantum computational chemistry software platform that enables computational chemists to explore industrially relevant chemistry problems on quantum computers.

InQuanto was developed and deployed by Quantinuum’s quantum chemistry team to support collaborations with partners such as BMW, Honeywell, JSR, Nippon Steel Corporation, and TotalEnergies to explore quantum computing use cases specific to their industry.

However, InQuanto is now available for the first time as a standalone platform to commercial organizations, enabling users to mix and match quantum algorithms, advanced subroutines, and chemistry-specific noise-mitigation techniques in the use of quantum computers. The new software platform also helps computational chemists to break down larger industrially relevant systems into smaller fragments that can run on small-scale quantum machines.

“We are deeply excited about the news today. InQuanto is a perfect example of a product developed with the active support of the leaders across every sector deeply involved in quantum chemistry. We have created a dedicated quantum computing product for computational chemists looking for the bridge between classical computing, which they know well, and quantum techniques, which show so much promise,” ​said Ilyas Khan, CEO of Quantinuum.

InQuanto uses Quantinuum’s open-source toolkit TKET (originally released by Cambridge Quantum) to reduce the computational requirements for electronic structure simulations and maximize performance across the wide range of quantum devices and simulators.

In another project, Quantinuum, together with Honeywell, applied InQuanto to investigate the applicability of quantum computing to the design of refrigerants in a bid to find new environmentally friendly refrigerants. The collaboration modeled a reaction between methane gas, a simple refrigerant, and a simple atmospheric radical using capabilities built into InQuanto.

Headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom and Broomfield, Colorado, Quantinuum was formed by the combination of Honeywell Quantum Solution and Cambridge Quantum, leveraging their hardware and middleware solutions respectively for its operations.