KPMG and Microsoft have teamed up to create software that solves the problem of quantum optimization on modern hardware in the Azure
KPMG and tech giant Microsoft are now working together to overcome common business problems. The union is expected to do the same by the use of quantum-inspired optimization through the Azure Quantum cloud services. It is an undeniable fact that quantum computers are incredible and can solve tricky computing problems. The truth is that we are still several years away from commercially using these systems. However, efforts are being made by popular tech giants like IBM, Honey Quantum, Google, and Cambridge Quantum, among others. KPMG and Microsoft have teamed up to create software that solves the problem of quantum optimization on modern hardware in the Azure.
KPMG has named this effort as QIO. In its blog post, Microsoft had stated that the development of QIO was possible due to the emulation of quantum effects on legacy systems. These newly developed algorithms are allowing developers, solution providers, and researchers to speed up their conventional approaches. Microsoft has stated that the Azure Quantum platform is all set to explore various solver approaches using the codes that already exist. This helps in reducing the time needed for rework and improves efficiency. The shared goal of the partnership is to make this solution available at scale for common industry optimization.