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Quantum startups from Australia and South America collaborating to demonstrate quantum utility in air and marine cargo logistics.
Canberra, Australia and Montevideo, Uruguay, April 19, 2021 — Quantum Brilliance and Quantum-South today announced a partnership to jointly develop and market complementary products and technology in shipping logistics optimization.
The companies will be performing proof of concept implementations with air and marine cargo companies to demonstrate the potential ofquantum computing for solving highly complex computational problems beyond the scope of today’s classical computers. The two firms are also working with the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and the Quantum Supercomputing Innovation Hub to demonstrate quantum utility through co-development projects with Australian companies as part of the Quantum Pioneer Program.
Quantum Brilliance is a venture-backed Australian quantum computing startup from the Australian National University. Quantum Brilliance harnesses synthetic diamonds to build quantum accelerators in smaller, more mobile form factors that do not require near absolute zero temperature or complex laser systems to operate like mainframe quantum computers. Quantum Brilliance is one of only a few companies worldwide able to deliver market-ready quantum computing systems for customers to operate on-site.
Quantum-South is a University of Montevideo spin-off in Uruguay and is the first quantum start-up in Latin America, working with complex optimization problems for cargo in airlines and ships leveraging quantum computing software. Quantum-South’s goal is to achieve better results than conventional classical computer solutions available today and help companies improve revenues and reduce costs. Quantum-South also works in solving financial sector problems where the quantum utility provides better solutions.
Quantum-South will work with vehicle loading optimization software by utilizing Quantum-Brilliance’s unique room temperature diamond qubit architecture. A frequent problem amongst various transportation companies is determining the optimal loading strategy for packing their merchandise in different vehicles, such as ships, aircraft, trains or trucks. Quantum-South has been working on the development of quantum algorithms to determine the optimal configuration of maximizing total weight or profit in the loading of cargo vehicles subject to appropriate constraints. In this project, Quantum-South will implement these solutions on the Quantum Brilliance Quantum Emulator platform which provides an accurate representation of the capabiilties of current and future Quantum Brilliance devices
“We look forward to working closely with Quantum-South in developing solutions and showing the cargo industry how it can benefit from quantum optimization,” said Quantum Brilliance CEO Andrew Horsley, Ph.D. “We believe the innovative features of our quantum accelerators combined with Quantum-South’s optimization software techniques will be a perfect match in solving previously intractable logistics challenges.”
About Quantum Brilliance
Founded in 2019, Quantum Brilliance is a venture-backed Australian-German quantum computing hardware company, providing diamond quantum accelerators supported by a full stack of software and application tools. Quantum Brilliance’s vision to enable mass deployment of quantum accelerators will propel industries to harness edge computing applications and next generation supercomputers. Quantum Brilliance’s international partnerships extend into North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, working with governments, supercomputing centres, research organizations and industry leaders.
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Founded in 2019, Quantum-South works with complex optimization problems for cargo in airlines and ships leveraging quantum computing software. Quantum South is a University of Montevideo spin-off in Uruguay and is the first quantum start-up in Latin America. Quantum South aims to achieve better results than conventional solutions available today and help companies to improve revenues and reduce costs. Quantum South also works in solving financial sector problems where the quantum utility provides better solutions.
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