The PennyLane-IonQ plugin provides the ability to use IonQ’s ion-trap quantum computing backends with PennyLane.
PennyLane provides open-source tools for quantum machine learning, quantum computing, quantum chemistry, and hybrid quantum-classical computing.
IonQ is a ion-trap quantum computing company offering access to quantum computing devices over the cloud.
Once the PennyLane-IonQ plugin is installed, the two provided IonQ devices can be accessed straight away in PennyLane, without the need to import any additional packages.
PennyLane-IonQ provides two IonQ devices for PennyLane:
Remote backend access¶
The user will need access credentials for the IonQ platform in order to
use these remote devices. These credentials should be provided to PennyLane via a
configuration file or environment variable.
Specifically, the variable
IONQ_API_KEY must contain a valid access key for IonQ’s online platform.