Release: Leap 2
Date: February 26, 2020
With the Leap 2 release, we have introduced several exciting new features designed to help you build real-world quantum applications in the cloud:
- Hybrid solver service: The hybrid solver service (HSS) is a managed cloud-based service allowing you to easily solve large and complex problems of up to 10,000 variables. The solver automatically runs problems on a collection of quantum and classical cloud resources using D-Wave’s advanced algorithms to decide the best way to solve a problem.
- Integrated developer environment (IDE): The IDE is a prebuilt, ready-to-code environment in the cloud for quantum hybrid Python development. The Leap IDE has the latest Ocean SDK set up and configured, and includes the new D-Wave problem inspector and Python debugging tools. Seamless GitHub integration means that you can easily access the latest examples and contribute to the Ocean tools from within the IDE. Powered by gitpod.io, the Leap IDE is customizable via a dockerfile.
- Problem inspector: The problem inspector allows more advanced quantum developers to visually see how problems map onto the quantum processing unit (QPU). As well as showing the logical and embedded structure of a problem, the inspector displays the solutions returned from the QPU and provides alerts that allow you to improve results. Learn more here.
- New examples: We have created a number of new coding examples to help jump-start your application development. Search for these by keyword, industry, or problem type through Leap, and open them in GitHub or in the Leap IDE to adapt them to your needs.
- Flexible access: You continue to benefit from both paid and free, real-time access to a D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer to submit and run applications. New with this release are hybrid offerings with price plans for all skill and investment levels, allowing access to even more flexible increments of computing time across quantum and classical systems. See the options here.