Riverlane Releases First Version of Quantum Operating System, Deltaflow.OS

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UK-based Riverlane announced the public release of the first version of Deltaflow.OS; Deltaflow-on-ARTIQ.

Riverlane notched the latest milestone in the company’s drive to develop technologies that enable quantum computing with the public release of the first version of Deltaflow.OS; ‘Deltaflow-on-ARTIQ’, according to a story on the Riverlane website.

According to the company, the product has been built to enable quantum hardware companies as well as algorithm and app developers to accelerate their research by making collaboration easier and reduce down-time in labs.

This version uses simulated hardware and ARTIQ as a backend. ARTIQ is a control system which is widely used in the trapped-ion community. Deltaflow-on-ARTIQ consists of the Deltaflow language (Deltalanguage), and various hardware models on which the language can be run, including an emulator of the ARTIQ control system. The Deltalanguage lets users define a graph of different hardware nodes corresponding to the type of hardware elements found in labs. After defining a programme, users can test it on increasingly realistic hardware models.

A first public demonstration of Deltaflow.OS took place at the virtual National Quantum Technologies Showcase in November, where the team demonstrated how a Rabi-Oscillation would be performed.

In May 2020, Riverlane revealed that they will lead a consortium which has been awarded a £7.6m grant to build a radically new operating system for quantum computers. We marked a ‘hello world’ moment in September, with the first successful  trials of Deltaflow.OS, using quantum hardware belonging to leading trapped-ion company, Oxford Ionics.

The release of Deltaflow-on-ARTIQ marks a significant step towards Riverlane’s mission to build a quantum operating system that is high performance, portable across all qubit technologies and scalable to millions of qubits.

Matt Swayne
Matt Swayne
Matt Swayne is a contributor at The Quantum Daily. He focuses on breaking news about quantum discoveries and quantum computing. Matt enjoys working on -- and with -- startups and is currently working on a media studies master's degree, specializing in science communication.

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