Riverlane’s mission is to make quantum computing useful, sooner, by working towards breaking through the biggest barrier to quantum computing: quantum error correction. The theory of error correction for quantum computers has been well established for more than 20 years. However, how to practically implement these protocols (at scale) is still a challenge that needs to be overcome. Some of the characteristics that affect this are the physical noise model of hardware, the latency characteristics of hardware, the efficiency of the decoding algorithm, and efficient implementations of logical operations. Riverlane will develop solutions to these challenges, through the co-design of a modular quantum computer prototype (iQPU), in collaboration with Universal Quantum.
Riverlane will also collaborate with Rolls-Royce and STFC to develop application tools towards the execution of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations.
To fully unlock the massive potential of quantum computing, we need a circa 10,000x increase in the size and reliability of quantum computers. We play a key role in achieving this by building Deltaflow.OS – the operating system for quantum computing. This starts with breaking through the biggest barrier to quantum computing today: quantum error correction. Doing so can accelerate the development of useful, fault tolerant, commercially viable quantum computers by up to a decade. Being hardware obsessed and commercially driven means we work closely with leading quantum hardware companies representing every qubit technology. We’re backed by venture capital funding from Molten Ventures, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners and the University of Cambridge.