Microsoft’s quantum team says it’s developed an optimizing solver to address scheduling problems of the deep space kind. The solver, which runs on the Azure Quantum cloud service, shows how programmers can adapt techniques from quantum computing research to run today on classical computer systems, its creators said. Microsoft marks it as part of its “Quantum Inspired Optimization Solution.
Some customizations — for example, code tailored to the underlying CPUs — reduced time to produce a schedule to about two minutes. A future goal is to incorporate a broader set of requirements.
Read More: Venturebeat